Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section Awards

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


  • 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:

Past Awardees
View here

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