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Awards for Aging Research

AWARDS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED BY NETWORK FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING IN AGING, THE LEIGHTON E. CLUFF ENDOWMENT, AND THE INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING IN RETIREMENT AT OAK HAMMOCK.

[Please see the bottom of this page for a list of some previous winners, and example papers]

Purpose: The purpose of these awards is to increase student interest in aging through scholarly investigation and research on issues related to older adults and the aging process.  Students are encouraged to examine any topic within the fields of gerontology and geriatrics, broadly defined.

Eligibility:  Undergraduate students, Graduate students, or Professional Students (including medical residents or postdoctoral students) enrolled or working at the University of Florida for at least one term of the three preceding terms prior to submission.

Submission materials:  Appropriate projects include empirical studies, scholarly reviews, or other creative works that address any topic related to late life, aging, or older adults.  Submissions should be no more than 25 pages, including a cover page, a description of the student’s experiences in aging-related activities, as well as the complete paper and references. Specific details of the allowable format and full specifications concerning the application are distributed each year several months before the submission deadline. Please obtain a copy to ensure that your submission meets the guidelines.

Review Process and Awards:  A faculty review committee makes two awards annually for quality papers in the Graduate and Professional category ($1200) and two awards for the best Undergraduate papers ($600).

Deadline:  Papers are due annually in late February or early March. Watch for announcements each year that provide exact deadlines. For further information, contact the award coordinator, Dr. Robin West at rwest.geron@gmail.com

2008 Winners:

2007 Winners:

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Investor:
College of Nursing

Investor:
College of Public Health and Health Professions

Investor:
Department of Psychology
Partner:
UF Institute on Aging


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