Mentoring & Career Development Workshop Award Application

GSA Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop
Junior Investigator Diversity Fellow Award Application

Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm ET, Monday September 21, 2020.

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is pleased to create opportunities for talented early career investigators from underrepresented background to have a prominent role in the GSA Diversity Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop (MCDTAW). The $650 scholarship award will be used to support registration for and participation in the workshop, attendance to the GSA Annual Scientific Virtual Meeting, and engagements that occur throughout the year as described below. Applicants are not required to be involved in aging research, or in a gerontological program, at the time of the application. However, applicants must include their interest, plans, and commitment to contribute to the field of gerontology. Applications are open to students and post-doctoral fellows from underrepresented groups. Applicants will be selected on a competitive basis.

Selected applicants are expected to: 

  • Participate in pre-workshop webinar to be held at the first week of October
  • Participate fully in the components of the virtual MCD TAW conference on October 28th and 29th
  • Participate in the state-of-the-art online GSA Annual Scientific Meeting, November 4-7, 2020
  • Complete program evaluation and surveys
  • Participate in the MCD TAW scheduled webinars, focus groups, and mentoring circles offered throughout the year 2021
  • Register and participate in the online networking platform offered exclusively for Mentoring Fellows
  • Develop and upload a 5-minute elevator pitch presentation video describing your research contribution and career plan with effective communication style

Apply for the Junior Investigator Diversity Fellow Award


The GSA Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop is supported by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13AG062151.

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