Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section Awards

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Elaine M. Brody SRPP Thought Leader Award

The Elaine M. Brody Thought Leader Award is conferred by the Social Research, Policy, and Practice (SRPP) Section to a member of the section in acknowledgement of outstanding career contributions in social research, policy, and practice. 

The awardee receives a $500 cash prize and plaque that will be presented to the SRPP member at the SRPP Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon in Boston, MA in 2018. The awardee also will present a short “TED talk”-type presentation (7 minutes/7 slides) at the SRPP Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon.

The award, was established in 2009 and honors Elaine M. Brody a former SRPP section chair and a former GSA president. Her pioneering research in social gerontology focused on family caregiving and enhancing the well-being of older people.


Submission Deadline
March 31, 2018

Requirements

  • Nominee must be a member of the Social Research, Policy & Practice section for at least five years.
  • Nominee must have published in research, policy, and/or practice publications within the past five years.
  • Application contents must inlcude: 
    • One formal nomination letter from a SRPP member that addresses the nominee’s contribution, influence, and impact on research, policy and/or practice in the field of gerontology (letter should be no more than 1,000 words).
    • Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae or Resume.
    • One supporting letter that addresses the contributions of this nominee to policy, practice, and research.
    • A digital copy of at least one, and not more than five, relevant policy/practice/research publication(s).

Nomination Process
The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete award nomination at the following link: http://bit.ly/2018GSAAwards 

Past Awardees
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Carroll L. Estes SRPP Rising Star Award

The Carroll L. Estes Rising Star Award is conferred by the Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section to a member of the section in acknowledgment of outstanding early career contributions in social research, policy, and practice.

The awardee receives a $300 cash prize and plaque that will be presented to the SRPP member at the SRPP Business Meeting and Awards Luncheon in Boston, MA in 2018. 

The award was established in 2009 and honors Carroll L. Estes, a distinguished gerontological researcher, a tireless advocate for older persons, a former SRPP section chair, and a former GSA president.

Submission Deadline
March 31, 2018

Requirements

  • Nominee must be a member of the SRPP section for at least two years.
  • Nominee must have a graduate degree and must be within five years of receiving that degree.
  • Application contents must inlcude:
    • One formal nomination letter from a SRPP member that addresses the contributions of this nominee to research, policy and/or practice (letter should be no more than 1,000 words).
    • Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae.
    • One supporting letter that addresses the contributions of this nominee to policy, practice, and research.
    • A digital copy of at least one, and not more than five, relevant research, policy and/or practice publication(s).

Nomination Process
The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete award nomination at the following link: http://bit.ly/2018GSAAwards

Past Awardees
View here


Outstanding Student Poster Award

The Social Research, Policy, and Practice Outstanding Student Poster Award recognizes a current SRPP student member, graduate or undergraduate, for excellence in research as reflected in an outstanding research poster presentation. The award hopes to encourage outstanding research.

Finalists will be selected from the current year's accepted poster abstracts, and three student finalists will be selected and required to attend the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (including the SRPP Business Luncheon Meeting). The finalists must make an oral presentation about their posters to the Committee judges prior to the SRPP Section Business Luncheon Meeting, and also present their poster to the wider audience of meeting attendees. 

Final Submission Deadline

All 2018 accepted SRPP student poster abstracts will be automatically considered in 2018.

Requirements

  • Applicants must be registered student members of the Social Research, Policy, and Practice (SRPP) section.
  • The poster/power point must address a significant research, policy or practice topic. It must be research-based, conceptual or analytical, and contribute to the body of knowledge on aging.
  • The poster/power point must be of publishable quality.
  • The poster/power point must include sound methodology appropriate to the issues under investigation.
  • The poster/power point must discuss practice and policy implications.
  • The poster/power point must identify the institution with which the student is affiliated.
  • The poster/power point must include a separate statement to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from a faculty mentor verifying that the work was done while the applicant was a student, and that it represents the student's efforts.

Students with accepted poster abstracts will receive an e-mail blast regarding the various student awards available, and the award links for additional information. If requested, applicants are required to send two copies of a power point of the poster (one blind, one not) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., along with the required faculty mentor statement by the final submission deadline. 

Nature of Award
The recipient (author of winning poster) receives $500, a certificate, and is recognized at the Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section Business Luncheon Meeting and Award Presentation at the 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston, MA.

Past Awardees
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