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Call for Applications: 2014-2015 Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program
Applications for the 2014-2015 Class of Health and Aging Policy Fellows are due April 16th, 2014.
The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program is a unique opportunity for professionals in health and aging to receive the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans.
The year-long Health and Aging Policy Fellows program offers fellows the opportunity to participate in a residential track or a non-residential track. The residential track allows fellows to participate in the policymaking process on either the Federal or state level as legislative assistants in Congress, professional staff members in executive branch agencies or policy organizations. The non-residential track allows fellows to remain at their home institution but work on a policy project that involves brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites. Core program components focused on career development and professional enrichment are provided for fellows in both tracks. Fellows also have the opportunity to apply for second-year funding to continue components of their fellowship experience/project either at their placement sites, at the state/local levels, or with non-governmental organizations. Our key partner in this effort is the American Political Science Association which has established the most respected and longest running policy fellowship program in Washington, DC.
Fellowship Stipend and Other Financial Support
Stipends for residential fellows vary and are commensurate with each individual’s current base salary (up to $100,000 annually). In addition to a stipend, financial support will be provided for relocation (up to $4,500), and health insurance, if not able to be covered by institution (up to $400/month). The program does not cover employment taxes, compensate for retirement savings, or adjust the stipend for cost-of-living differences.
Non-residential fellows may receive up to $10,000 to cover approved project related expenses and travel costs. It is expected that applicants will secure institutional, in-kind support that will allow them to commit 20% of their time to their policy project. Non-residential applicants who are early in their career and cannot secure full institutional, in-kind support for their fellowship participation may apply for partial salary support from the Health and Aging Policy Fellows program, up to a maximum of $15,000.
Travel costs to fellowship-related meetings for all fellows will be reimbursed by the NPO and are in addition to fellows’ stipends and non-residential fellows’ budgets.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Applicants at all career stages are eligible to apply. The program has a broad interdisciplinary focus and past fellows have included physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, dieticians, healthcare administrators, epidemiologists, economists, and lawyers from academic and practice settings. Applicants must have a strong commitment to health and aging issues and should specify how the program would meet their particular career goals. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its territories who have career plans that anticipate continued work in the U.S. after the fellowship period.
The Selection Committee will assess each applicant from the national pool based on the following criteria:
■ Commitment to health and aging issues and improving the health and well-being of older Americans
■ Potential for leadership in health policy
■ Professional qualifications and achievements
■ Impact of the fellowship experience on the applicant’s career
■ Interpersonal and communication skills
The NPO and Selection Committee will review all applications. Finalists will be scheduled for in-person interviews.
In developing your application, we encourage you to contact Kathleen Pike, PhD (email@example.com or 212.543.3671) or Harold A. Pincus, MD (firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.543.5401) with any questions or to discuss ideas.
Call for Submissions: Association for Anthropology and Gerontology Margaret Clark Award for Student Papers
Deadline June 1, 2014
AAGE is invites graduate and undergraduate students to submit papers of interest to anthropology and gerontology to compete for the Margaret Clark Award. This award supports the continued pursuit of work following the example of Margaret Clark, a pioneer in the multidisciplinary study of socio-cultural gerontology and medical anthropology, and a scholar committed to mentoring younger colleagues.
Winning papers will receive $300, and the jurors may select papers for Honorable Mention with a free AAGE year membership. Winning papers will be given the right of first refusal by Anthropology & Aging and acknowledged at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting. Abstracts of the winning manuscripts will also be published on the AAGE website.
Contributions are invited from students of all disciplines and methods. Non-members and members are invited to apply. We welcome submissions that are research, analytic, or literary in nature, and academic, applied or practice oriented.
Essays will be judged on the following criteria:
Originality and timeliness of topic.
Effective use of theory and evidence.
Significance to anthropological studies of aging.
Clear and effective writing and organization.
Published or accepted manuscripts are ineligible for this competition. Limit one entry per student.
Submission of Manuscripts
Submissions must include the following as a single MS Word document:
Title page with the following information
Undergraduate or graduate status
Name, mailing address and institutional affiliation and email address (and future contact information if a change is anticipated).
Brief (150-200 words) abstract
Manuscript should be double-spaced with references in any standard bibliographic format (e.g. American Anthropologist, American Psychological Association).
Materials must be submitted by June 1. Only complete submissions will be considered. Submissions and related questions should be sent to both award chairs via email with “Margaret Clark Award” in the subject line:
Elana Buch: email@example.com
Emily Wentzell: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Nominations: Gene D. Cohen Research Award in Creativity and Aging
The Gene D. Cohen Award, sponsored by the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA), recognizes and honors the seminal work of Dr. Gene Cohen, whose research in the field of creativity and aging has shifted the conceptual focus from a problem paradigm to one of promise and potential. Dr. Cohen has inspired us to approach longevity asking what wonders can be achieved, not in spite of age, but because of age. The award is presented annually to a professional whose research in the field of creativity and aging demonstrates these positive attributes.
Presented annually at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting at the Arts and Humanities Reception, the award consists of the following:
Travel and lodging (limit to $1,000) to attend the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting
GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Registration
A program profile included in GSA’s Annual Meeting Program, which will be distributed to attendees and posted on the GSA website.
Recognition on the NCCA website
Recognition by peers at an awards presentation
Award nomination is open to any individual who has produced research that demonstrates the benefits of creativity in arts including but not limited to visual arts, music, dance, drama, writing and multi media. Nominees should demonstrate leadership and contributions in the field of creativity and aging through research.
Deadline for Nomination: May 1st
A formal nomination letter
A brief statement (maximum 500 words) detailing how the nominee meets the criteria of the award
Peer review articles or other related documents
Up to 2 letters of support
In order to nominate someone for the Gene D. Cohen Award in Creativity and Aging, please send your nomination packet to email@example.com with the subject of “Gene D. Cohen Award Nomination – NOMINEE NAME HERE.” Please remember to substitute your nominee’s name in the subject.
Call for Nominations: Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award
The Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award is designed to acknowledge outstanding contributions in the field of rehabilitation of aging persons.
The individual who is nominated should demonstrate sustained contributions to the field of rehabilitation of aging persons. The nominee’s work may be in any or all of the areas of teaching or patient care, or publications which may include scholarly works, books, monographs, administrative directives, or public policy papers. Examples of potential candidates for consideration may include: a psychologist working in the area of psychological rehabilitation, a biologist who is working a lifetime on Parkinson’s disease, or someone working at NIA who is overseeing rehabilitation research. Practitioners such as physicians, nurses, therapists could also be candidates. This award will be presented at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting at the Health Sciences Section Business Meeting. The award consists of a cash award of $250 and a certificate.
Deadline: May 1st
Applicants do not have to be a member of GSA.
This is a Health Sciences Section Award, but it is open to anyone in the rehabilitation community.
Nominator or endorser of nomination must be a GSA member.
Nomination packet should include:
A detailed formal nomination letter
Up to 2 letters of endorsement (in additional to the nomination letter)
A current Curriculum Vitae
Digital Copies of Publications (books require 5 hard copies)
Presented annually at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting at the Health Sciences Section Business Meeting, the award consists of a cash award of $250 and a certificate.
In order to nominate someone for the Excellence in Rehabilitation Award, please send your nomination packet to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of "Excellence in Rehabilitation Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.
Call for Nominations: Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award
The Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award recognizes insightful and innovative publications on aging and life course development in the behavioral and social sciences. Any empirical or conceptual publication which represents state-of-the-art thinking in aging and life course development is eligible for the award provided it is in English and was published in the last three years.
Two $250 awards (one for an article and one for a book) are underwritten by Baywood Publishing Company, with whom Dr. Kalish was long associated.
Nominations must be made by a GSA member.
A current Curriculum Vitae.
A statement outlining the innovative and state-of-the-art contributions of the publication.
Send six (6) hard copies of books to GSA, digital copies of articles.
Copies of any published reviews.
In order to nominate someone for the Richard Kalish Award, please send your nomination packet to email@example.com with a subject of "Kalish Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.
Call for Nominations: Nathan Shock New Investigator Award
The Nathan Shock New Investigator Award is given annually for innovative and influential publications. Established in 1986 to honor Dr. Nathan Shock, a pioneer in gerontological research at the National Institutes of Health, and a founding member of The Gerontological Society of America, the $1,500 award is designed to acknowledge outstanding contributions to new knowledge about aging through basic biological research.
Nominees must have a PhD, MD, DDS, or equivalent degree and must be within seven years of their postdoctoral research.
Formal nomination letter.
A summary of the research (no more than 1,000 words).
Two letters of recommendation
A re-print of relevant research papers.
In order to nominate someone for the Nathan Shock Award, please send your nomination packet to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of "Shock Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.
Call for Nominations: Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award
This award, presented by the Health Sciences section is given to a member of the Society in recognition of outstanding and sustained contribution to geriatric nursing research. The person selected will present a special lecture at the nursing special interest group meeting during the Annual Meeting of GSA, and will receive a $300 cash prize.
Must be a member of the Society.
A one-page statement of the nominee's impact.
An additional statement of significance of contribution to improving the lives of older persons.
In order to nominate someone for the Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award, please send your nomination packet to email@example.com with a subject of "Schwartz Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.
Call for Nominations: Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Award
The Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology acknowledges outstanding early career contributions in behavioral and social gerontology.
The award will be given to a person from any discipline in the social sciences. Eligible nominees must have the Ph.D. degree and must not be more than 10 years past the date the Ph.D. was awarded. Nominations are not restricted to GSA members. International participation is encouraged. Nominations made by others or self-nominations will be accepted.
The award recipient will receive a plaque and a $1,000 cash award and is invited to present a lecture at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting the following year.
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 1st
Formal Nomination Letter.
Detail the research of nominee and present a case for its impact and contribution.
Up to three (3) letters of endorsement.
Nominee must have a PH.D.
Ph.D. must have been awarded in past 10 years.
In order to nominate someone for the Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Award, please send your nomination packet to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of "Baltes Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.
Call for Nominations: Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging
The Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging recognizes instances of practice informed by research and analysis, research that directly improved policy or practice, and distinction in bridging the worlds of research and practice. An individual who is mid-career and actively engaged in the conception and development of innovative programs that demonstrate excellence in translating research into practical application or policy is eligible for this award. The individual should be visionary in his/her approach to meeting current and critical needs of an older population in new and creative ways.
The award is presented at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. The awardee will also be expected to give a presentation about the program for which the award was received. The award includes cash, certificate and a symbolic emblem totaling $8,000. Travel expenses to defray airfare and one day per diem will be reimbursed for the awardee not to exceed $750. Airfare will be calculated at the supersaver economy rate and hotel at the GSA convention rate. This award is funded by the New York Community Trust through a generous gift from Maxwell A. Pollack Fund.
Must be nominated by, or the nomination must be supported by a member of GSA.
Formal Nomination Letter should include the following 2 sections:
Major accomplishment of candidate in bridging the worlds of research with policy and/or practice (100 words or less).
Proposer's Statement of past and potential contribution to aging and gerontology (500 words or less), with a detailed description of the specific example(s) of bridging practice and research including:
The policy or practice change that occurred and why the contribution is significant.
The research upon which the policy or practice change is based.
The significant contributions of the research to this policy and/or practice.
The potential impact of this change on the lives of older people.
The broader impact or potential for replication.
A minimum of two (2) letters of endorsement in addition to the Formal Nomination Letter, not to exceed 250 words each, that provide examples of contributions not described in the formal nomination letter
In order to nominate someone for the Maxwell A. Pollack Award, please send your nomination packet to email@example.com with a subject of "Pollack Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.
Call for Nominations: M. Powell Lawton Award
The M. Powell Lawton Award, sponsored by The Polisher Research Institute of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, recognizes outstanding contributions from applied gerontological research that have benefited older people and their care. The award was established to honor the memory of the late M. Powell Lawton, PhD, director emeritus of the Polisher Research Institute and a leading figure in aging research.
The award is presented at the GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting to an individual who exemplifies Dr. Lawton's personal and professional qualities, and whose contributions in gerontology have led to innovations in gerontological treatment, practice or service, prevention, or amelioration of symptoms or barriers. Individuals who have influenced public policy changes or demonstrated leadership in defining and implementing a creative program that led to improvement in the lives of older persons are also eligible.
The awardee receives a $2,500 cash prize and certificate, and presents a lecture at the GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting the following year. In addition, if the awardee has no support for attending the meeting, up to $1,000 can be made available for travel and per diem expenses.
Nominations of candidates in the early or mid stages of their careeers are encouraged.
Nominations should be responsive to the following guidelines:
Description and documentation of the nominee's contribution, including originality and creativity.
Demonstration of the innovation's positive impact over a sustained period.
Evidence of replication by others or dissemination.
The significance of the contribution in improving the lives of older persons.
An explanation of how the candidate exemplifies the qualities of the late M. Powell Lawton, including evidence of leadership, commitment to mentorship, humility, and respect.
The nominator must be a member of GSA, however nominees can be nonmembers.
Two letters of endorsement.
Nomination packets must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of "Lawton Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.