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Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Interdisciplinary Paper Award

The Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization offers an award for the best interdisciplinary research paper on a topic related to aging by a GSA student member. Some examples might include how the biological aspects of aging are related to the social consequences of aging; using a theoretical perspective such as life course theory to explain various outcomes of communication and aging; or how public policy affects clinical, biological or psychological aspects of aging. Papers may be empirical or theoretical.

Open Submission Period

Summer 2024


  • Applicants must be a Student or Transitional member of GSA.
  • Applicants must submit an abstract for the Annual Scientific Meeting.
    • The abstract must be accepted for the meeting.
    • The student must present at the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Once accepted, the applicant must submit an article-length manuscript to compete for the award.
    • The manuscript must identify the institution with which the student is affiliated.
    • If the manuscript was co-authored, the submission must include a statement from any additional authors verifying that the work primarily the applicant’s work.

Nature of Award
The recipient receives $250, a certificate, and is recognized at the ESPO Business Meeting and Breakfast at the Annual Scientific Meeting.

Self Nomination Process

In order to apply for the ESPO Interdisciplinary Paper Award, upload two copies of your paper (one blind for review, one not), abstract control ID number, and a statement from co-authors. 

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