The Minority Issues in Gerontology Committee offers a Poster Award to recognize GSA ESPO members from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups for original and innovative research.

Submission Period: Summer

Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant must be:

  • A Student or Transitional member without a doctoral degree at the time of abstract submission.
  • 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.

Review Criteria:

  • Overall contribution to aging research
  • Originality
  • Theoretical framework and rationale
  • Methods
  • Discussion
  • Clarity

Self-Nomination Process

In order to apply for the award, you will need to submit two copies of your paper (one blinded, one not), abstract control ID number, and required co-author(s) statement.

Nature of the Award

The recipients each a receive a certificate, and will be recognized at the Minority Issues in Gerontology Award Presentation and Reception at the Annual Scientific Meeting.

Previous Awardees