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George and Beatrice Fisher


Gerontology Dissertation Prize

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. a photo of a professor and a visually impaired student examining what a sculpture.  The student has her hand on the sculpture and is feeling the relief carving of the piece of art.  It's difficult to tell what the sculpture is from the angle the photo is taken, it may be a small owl, or something entirely abstract.


Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Candidates must be in good academic standing.
  2. Candidates must be currently enrolled in Dissertation Credit: 7300


Next application deadline: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 5 p.m..

Submission Instructions are found on the George and Beatrice Fisher Gerontology Dissertation Prize Application.

updated 05/18/2015