There are several awards open to individuals in disciplines associated with the behavioral and social sciences. Select an award name to view specific details and requirements:

Distinguished Career Contribution to Gerontology Award

The Distinguished Career Contribution Award is presented annually to an individual whose contributions over the course of his or her career have articulated a novel theoretical or methodological perspective or synthesis that addresses a significant problem in the literature. 

Distinguished Mentorship Award

The Distinguished Mentorship in Gerontology Award is given to individuals who have fostered excellence in, and had a major impact on, the field by virtue of their mentoring, and whose inspiration is sought by students and colleagues. 

Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award

The Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award recognizes original and innovative publications in aging and life course research in the behavioral and social sciences. 

Student Research Award

The Behavioral and Social Sciences Section presents two awards for student papers: one at the pre-dissertation level and one at the dissertation level. 

Boaz Kahana Student Poster Award

The Boaz Kahana Student Poster Award recognizes a current BSS student member, graduate or undergraduate, for original and innovative research relevant to mental health and aging.