2019 Awards Application Submission Process

All packet materials must be submitted in English to this site no later than 11:59pm (PST) on July 31, 2019. Each award has its own criteria. Please review the respective award webpage for documents that must be submitted. 

If you have any questions please contact awards@geron.org.  

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Applicant Information

I certify that I meet the following requirements:
  • I am a current ESPO member of the BSS Section and have an updated GSA Connect Profile.
  • If selected, I understand that I must attend the Behavioral and Social Sciences section luncheon on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 12:00pm- 1:30pm.
  • If selected, I understand that I must attend one of the following lectures to receive the stipend (held on different days and times):
    • GSA Donald P. Kent and Robert W. Kleemeier Lecture
    • GSA Margaret M. and Paul B. Baltes Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology Lecture
    • GSA M. Powell Lawton Lecture
    • GSA Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging Lecture
    • GSA Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award and Joseph T. Freeman Lecture
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I certify that I meet the following requirements:
  • I am a current ESPO member of the SRPP Section and have an updated GSA Connect Profile.
  • If selected, I understand that I must attend the Social Research, Policy, and Practice section luncheon on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 12:00pm- 1:30pm.
  • If selected, I understand that I must attend one of the following lectures to receive the stipend (held on different days and times):
    • GSA Donald P. Kent and Robert W. Kleemeier Lecture
    • GSA Margaret M. and Paul B. Baltes Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology Lecture
    • GSA M. Powell Lawton Lecture
    • GSA Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging Lecture
    • GSA Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award and Joseph T. Freeman Lecture
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I certify that I meet the following requirements:
  • Must be a current student member of ESPO and have an updated GSA Connect Profile.
  • Must be able to attend the ESPO Breakfast and Community Meeting on Thursday, November 14 at 7:00am where the stipend will be presented 
  • Must be able to attend one of the following lectures to receive the stipend (held on different days and times):
    • GSA Donald P. Kent and Robert W. Kleemeier Lecture
    • GSA Margaret M. and Paul B. Baltes Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology Lecture
    • GSA M. Powell Lawton Lecture
    • GSA Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging Lecture
    • GSA Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award and Joseph T. Freeman Lecture
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I certify that I meet the following requirements:
  • Must be a current GSA paid dues ESPO member and have an updated GSA Connect Profile.
  • Must have an accepted paper, poster, or symposium paper with a focus on caregiving or technology and aging for the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting in Austin.
  • Must be able to attend one of the following lectures to receive the stipend (held on different days and times):
    • GSA Donald P. Kent and Robert W. Kleemeier Lecture
    • GSA Margaret M. and Paul B. Baltes Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology Lecture
    • GSA M. Powell Lawton Lecture
    • GSA Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging Lecture
    • GSA Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award and Joseph T. Freeman Lecture
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I certify that I meet the following requirements:
  • Actively enrolled in a graduate program at an active AGHE member institution
  • My article submission-quality paper does not exceed 4000 words, is double-spaced, emply 12-point font, and 1-inch margins.
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I certify that I meet the following requirements:
  • I am a matriculated student (undergraduate through post doctoral training) interested in gerontology/geriatrics--the field of aging (matriculation defined as being enrolled as of September for either a semester or the full academic year of the Travel Award)
  • If selected, I must attend at least 2 days of the GSA Annual Meeting
  • If selected, I must attend the AGHE Business Meeting and ESPO Presidential Symposium
  • My essay does not exceed 250 words
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I certify that I meet the following requirements:
  • I am affiliated with an active AGHE member institution.
  • I have been actively involved in AGHE through service on committees, as elected officers, or have provided leadership in one of AGHE's grant-funded projects.
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I certify that:

  • I am a student member of GSA.
  • My abstract has been accpeted for GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • I am presenting the work at GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting. 
  • My paper submission does not excced 1,500 words. 
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I certify that:

  • I am a student member of GSA.
  • My abstract has been accpeted for GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • I am presenting the work at GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting.
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I certify that:

  • I am a student member of the Health Sciences section. 
  • I am enrolled in a doctoral program and do not have my doctoral degree. 
  • My abstract has been accpeted for GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • My paper submission does not excced 1,500 words. 
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I certify that:

  • I am a student member of the Health Sciences section. 
  • I am enrolled in a postdoctoral fellow biomedical sciences program. 
  • My abstract has been accpeted for GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • My paper submission does not excced 1,500 words. 
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I certify that:

  • I am a member of the Health Sciences section. 
  • I have receieved a doctoral degree within the past seven (7) years.
  • My abstract has been accpeted for GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • My paper submission does not excced 1,500 words. 
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I certify that I meet the following requirements:
  • I am a current ESPO member of the HS Section and have an updated GSA Connect Profile.
  • If selected, I understand that I must attend the Health Sciences section luncheon on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 12:00pm- 1:30pm.
  • If selected, I understand that I must attend one of the following lectures to receive the stipend (held on different days and times):
    • GSA Donald P. Kent and Robert W. Kleemeier Lecture
    • GSA Margaret M. and Paul B. Baltes Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology Lecture
    • GSA M. Powell Lawton Lecture
    • GSA Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging Lecture
    • GSA Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award and Joseph T. Freeman Lecture
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I certify that my submission meets the following requirements:
  • Applicants must be a current ESPO member of GSA.
  • Eligibility is limited to those who are no more than 5 years post doctorate by the final submission deadline.
  • Applicants must submit an abstract for the GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • The abstract must be accepted for the meeting.
  • The student must present at GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Once accepted, applicants must submit a paper from the accepted abstract by the deadline.
  • The winning paper will be selected by a combined ESPO and RESQCARE review panel.
  • The winner(s) will be expected to give a short synopsis of their paper at the RESQCARE Interest Group Meeting at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • The paper must…
    • be original and not yet published or copyrighted by a journal, book, or other form of publication.
    • be innovative, and push the envelope of current conceptualization.
    • be approximately 20 pages in length using APA style guidelines.
    • be of sufficient quality to be considered for publication in book chapter or peer-reviewed journal.
    • If the manuscript was co-authored, the submission must include a statement from all additional authors verifying that the work was primarily the applicant's.
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I certify that my submission meets the following requirements:

The applicant must be:

  • A student member of ESPO without a doctoral degree at the time of abstract submission.
  • A member of an underrepresented race group (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Pacific Islander, Asian).
  • The first author of the submitted work.

The applicant must:

  • Submit and have his/her abstract accepted for the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Present at the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Submit a PowerPoint or PDF version of their poster (2 copies - one blinded).
  • Include a statement from a mentor or advisor verifying that  the work is primarily the student's.
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I certify that my submission meets the following requirements: 

  • Applicants must be a student/ESPO member of the Behavioral and Social Sciences section.
  • The paper must be a completed empirical study dealing with a topic of relevance to the BSS section of GSA.
  • The paper may not be published nor accepted for publication at time of submission.
  • The quality of review of previous theoretical and/or empirical work.
  • Intelligent use and explanation of existing theory to build a context for the present paper.
  • Originality/Creativity.
  • Extent to which relevant methodological aspects (e.g., sample, measures, data analysis) are adequately described.
  • Quality of methods (e.g., use of appropriate sampling, data collection, research design and data analytic techniques; proper execution of chosen methods).
  • Appropriateness of scope of the paper (e.g., does the author attempt to accomplish too much?).
  • Quality of Interpretation (e.g., conclusions do not extend beyond what the data indicate; awareness of study limitations; relevance to future practice, theory, or research are well-described).
  • Writing style/Adherence to guidelines.
  • Progression of Ideas.
  • The paper must adhere to APA style (American Psychological Association (2010), Publication Manual, 6th Ed).
  • The paper must inlcude the statement "I have complied with the APA ethical standards of research in regards to this submission."
  • The paper may not exceed 30 double-spaced pages total (including, figures, tables, references, and appendices) at a minimum of 12 point font with one-inch margins all around.
  • Finally, student papers must be primarily the work of the student. If the manuscript is co-authored, a letter from the other author is required that should verify that the student applicant had the primary responsibility for the work.
  • Papers considered for the award must be presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting during the year of the competition.
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File Upload

You must upload your submission twice (one blind and one not blind). 
 
How to Name Each File
Blind: Title (ie: Falls)
Not Blind: Title - LAST NAME (ie: Falls - SMITH)

GSA is not responsible for applications that are incomplete, uploaded incorrectly, contain the wrong name/file and/or that do not meet the critera.
You must upload a Power Point or PDF of your poster submission twice (one blind and one not blind). 
 
How to Name Each File:
Mentor Statement: Abstract Title - STATEMENT (ie: Falls - STATEMENT)
Blind: Abstract Title (ie: Falls)
Not Blind: Abstract Title & LAST NAME (ie: Falls - JONES)

GSA is not responsible for applications that are incomplete, uploaded incorrectly, contain the wrong name/file and/or that do not meet the critera.












I understand that at the close of the GSA Annual Meeting, awardees will be required to complete a 50-100 word Post Annual Meeting Statement of Learning outlining what the most significant learning experience was from attending the Annual Meeting. This statement will be published in the AGHExchange newsletter. *
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