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Carroll L. Estes SRPP Rising Star Award

The Carroll L. Estes Rising Star Award is conferred by the Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section to a member of the section in acknowledgment of outstanding early career contributions in social research, policy, and practice.

The award was established in 2009 and honors Carroll L. Estes, a distinguished gerontological researcher, a tireless advocate for older persons, a former SRPP section chair, and a former GSA president.

Submission Period
Spring 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominee must be a member of the SRPP section for at least two years.
  • Nominee must have a graduate degree and must be within five years of receiving that degree.

Nomination Process

Required Nomination Packet Materials: 

  • A single nomination letter signed by at least three (3) supporters that includes the following:
    • the contirbution of this nominee to research, policy, and/or practice.
  • A current Cirriculum Vitae.
  • A digital copy of at least one, and not more than five, relevant research, policy and/or pracitce publication(s).

Nature of Award

The recipient receives $300 and a framed certificate. 

Past Awardees
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