Awards

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) fosters new ideas, recognizes leadership in gerontological teaching and service, and salutes both outstanding and potential research through a host of awards. The Society's awards program has a dual purpose; honoring outstanding leaders in the field of gerontology and focusing attention on new developments in the area of aging. In a way, the Society's award recipients serve as milestones in the history and development of gerontology.

The multidisciplinary breadth of the Society's membership is reflected in the awards maintained by GSA. Some awards honor outstanding achievement in gerontology irrespective of discipline, other awards are limited to each of the Society's six members groups; the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education, Biological Sciences, Behavioral and Social Science, Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization, Health Sciences, and Social Research, Policy, and Practice. What follows is a listing of all awards given or administered by the Society. They are of two types, Society-wide awards and Member Group awards. The latter are reviewed by the individual member groups of the Society.

Spring Award nominations will open on February 1, 2021.

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Additionally, there is a complete list of awardees

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