The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) fosters new ideas, recognizes leadership in gerontological teaching and service, and salutes both outstanding and potential research through a host of awards. The Society's awards program has a dual purpose; honoring outstanding leaders in the field of gerontology and focusing attention on new developments in the area of aging. In a way, the Society's award winners serve as milestones in the history and development of gerontology.
The multidisciplinary breadth of the Society's membership is reflected in the awards maintained by GSA. Some awards honor outstanding achievement in gerontology irrespective of discipline, other awards are limited to each of the Society's four sections or disciplines; Biological Sciences, Behavioral and Social Science, Health Sciences, and Social Research, Policy, and Practice. What follows is a listing of all awards given or administered by the Society. They are of two types, Society-wide awards and Section awards. The latter are committee-reviewed by the sections of the Society.
- Society-Wide Awards
- Section Awards
- Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Awards
- Additional Awards