Awards for Aging Research Opportunity

The Awards for Aging Research Program, supported by the Leighton E. Cluff Endowment and the Institute of Learning In Retirement at Oak Hammock, is calling for applications to increase students’ scholarly investigation and research on issues related to older adults and the aging process. Students are encouraged to examine any topic within the fields of gerontology and geriatrics, broadly defined.

Trainees enrolled or working at the University of Florida for at least one term between January 2019 and May 2020 at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional levels (including residents or postdoctoral trainees) are eligible to apply. They will need to submit a paper on a topic including research studies, scholarly reviews, essays, or creative works that deal with any topic related to late life, aging, and older citizens. Research reports cannot exceed 24 pages including references and tables. Trainees must also submit a separate page with contact information for student and mentor, a description of aging-related activities of the student, and summary information for the research.

Applications are due by January 15th, 2020 to Dr. Yenisel Cruz-Almeida at All papers should be submitted by email as a PDF attachment. Put ‘Awards for Aging Research’ and first and last name in the email subject line. A faculty review committee will make two awards, for $1,200 and $600

For more information, including more detailed information about submission and eligibility, look at the full flyer found here.