2019 Scientist-in-Training Award

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Signup Deadline: 12-03-2018



Attention: Applying for this award requires you to 1) complete the award application by selecting "apply today" from above and 2) submit an abstract via the abstract submission site


A Scientist-in-Training Research Award will be presented to a pre-doctoral candidate from a range of disciplines, including psychology, gerontology, epidemiology, etc., to celebrate the awardees promise as a geriatrics scientist.


Selection is based on submission of a high-scoring abstract for presentation at the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting AND on evidence of an early but promising career in geriatrics or gerontological research (as demonstrated by supporting letters of recommendation and evidence of productivity in abiosketch). Qualified applicants may or may not have clinical training, but must be participants in a scientific training degree program such as a PhD, Masters in Clinical Science, or Masters in Public Health.

Application Process

Applicants must submit:

  • An abstract of research or research-in-progress electronically to the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting. Click here for the abstract submission site. 
  • The applicant’s biosketch (NIH style, 4 pages maximum).
  • One letter of support (limited to one page) from the applicant’s advisor/research mentor outlining the applicant’s role in the research as well as his/her interest in and promise for an academic career in the appropriate aging-related field. 


$500 travel stipend to attend the AGS Annual Scientific Meeting.

Past Recipients of the Scientist-in-Training Research Award

2018    Joshua Niznik, PharmD
2017    Andrea E. Daddato, MS
2016    Andrew Zullo, PharmD, ScM
2015    Camilla B. Pimentel, MPH
2014    Rebecca H. Affoo, MCLScSLP
2013    Lolita Nidadavolu, BA
2012    Jillian Wong
2011    Jason L. Sanders, BA, MD/PhD Cand.
2010    David Wert
2009    Elisa Rodriguez, BS
2008    Danielle R. Bouchard, MS


Dennise McAlpin
American Geriatrics Society