Mentoring & Career Development Workshop

GSA Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop for Early Career Diversity Fellows ONLINE WORKSHOP

October 28 & 29, 2021 • 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET

Apply by October 12th for Eary Career Diversity Fellows Stipend

Co-Chairs: Patricia Heyn, Keith Whitfield, and Patricia D’Antonio
Faculty: Walter Boot, Ruth Dunkle, J Taylor Harden, Roland Thorpe, Tam Perry, Patricia Jones, and Carmen Sceppa.

This unique Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop program is tailored to suit the needs of trainees from diverse backgrounds. This exceptional educational and networking opportunity supports professional training and growth among early career trainees from underrepresented background. This workshop is designed to empower trainees for successful career development and strategic planning. Comprehensive information related to mentoring opportunities, career development, professional networks and leadership will be discussed with the ultimate goal to produce a successful, well-prepared and empowered diverse workforce to contribute to the future of aging research.

This workshop is supported in part by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13AG072884. The content is solely the responsibility of the faculty and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Register for GSA Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop

Awardees must attend the workshop in its entirety and register and participate in the GSA 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting.


GSA 2021 Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop Early Career Diversity Fellowship Award Application

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is pleased to create opportunities for talented early career investigators from underrepresented background to have a prominent role in the GSA Diversity Mentoring and Career Development Technical Assistance Workshop (MCDTAW). Successful applicants will be awarded a $1500 stipend to support registration for and participation in the workshop, attendance for the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting, and engagements that occur throughout the year as described below. Applicants are not required to be involved in aging research, or in a gerontological program, at the time of the application. However, applicants must express their interest, plans, and commitment to contribute to the field of gerontology. Applications are open to emerging scholars from underrepresented groups who have recently obtained a doctoral degree (within the last 3 years) or are within one year of graduating with their doctoral degree. Applicants will be selected on a competitive basis. Selected applicants are expected to:

  • Participate in a 2 hour pre-workshop webinar to be held in mid-October.
  • Register and participate fully in the components of the MCDTAW conference on Zoom on October 28th and 29th from 12:00pm ET – 5:00pm ET
  • Register and participate in the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), November 10-13, 2021
  • Participate in the mentoring circle scheduled in conjunction with the GSA ASM on Friday, November 12th
  • Complete program evaluation and surveys
  • Participate in the MCD TAW scheduled webinars, focus groups, and mentoring circles offered throughout 2022
  • Register and participate in the online networking platform offered exclusively for Mentoring Fellows
  • Develop and upload a 3-5 minute video introduction prior to the workshop
  • Develop a 5-minute elevator pitch presentation describing your research contribution and career plan with effective communication style
  • The $1500 stipend will be provided after successful completion of the workshop and attendance at the GSA ASM.

Apply for the Early Career Diversity Fellowship Award

MCD TAW applications will be accepted until 5:00pm ET Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Applications should include all elements defined below using document formatting guidelines consistent with NIH grant application requirements. Questions? Contact Patricia D’Antonio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include MCDTAW in the subject line of your message.


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