This annual award recognizes doctoral dissertations that best advance the study and understanding of issues that surround the process of aging and elderly populations, as these individuals encounter various life experiences associated with aging. The prize may be awarded in any discipline or field.
This area of interest is broad and expansive and could include research not directly conducted on elderly populations, per se, but could have application for the treatment of diseases associated with the process of aging: for example, disease progression in animals or the development of potential pharmacological treatments that could enhance quality of life/longevity in elderly populations. Oral history projects centered on the experiences of elderly adults are also welcome. Both qualitative and quantitative research modalities are welcome.
Submission Instructions are found on the George and Beatrice Fisher Gerontology Dissertation Prize Application.