The multidisciplinary breadth of the Society's membership is reflected in the awards maintained by GSA. The following awards are available to individuals from all disciplines. Select an award name to view specific details and requirements:
The Donald P. Kent Award is given annually to a member of The Gerontological Society of America who best exemplifies the highest standards for professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the larger society.
The Robert W. Kleemeier Award is given annually to a member of The Gerontological Society of America in recognition for outstanding research in the field of gerontology.
The James Jackson Outstanding Mentorship Award recognizes individuals who have exemplified outstanding commitment and dedication to mentoring minority researchers in the field of aging.
The M. Powell Lawton Award, sponsored by the Polisher research Institute of Abramson Senior Care, recognizes outstanding contributions from applied gerontological research that have benefited older people and their care.
The Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Contributions to Health Aging recognizes an individual whose research, scholarship or practice has generated new or improved policies or practices related to healthy aging.
The Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation Award in Behavioral and Social Gerontology acknowledges outstanding early career contributions in behavioral and social gerontology.
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.