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Robert W. Kleemeier Award

kleemeier2The Robert W. Kleemeier Award is given annually to a member of The Gerontological Society of America in recognition for outstanding research in the field of gerontology. The award, created in 1965, is in memory of a former president of the Society whose contributions to the quality of life through research in aging were exemplary.

The recipient of the Kleemeier Award presents a lecture at the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting the following year. The Kleemeier Award Lecture is one of the highlights of the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting.

Submission Period
Spring 2024

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be a Fellow of the Society (GSA/AGHE).

Nomination Process

Required Nomination Packet Materials: 

  • A single nomination letter signed by at least three (3) supporters.
  • A current Curriculum Vitae.
  • Contirbutions of the nominee outlined in the materials should be clearly apparent to a non-specialist/generalist audience. 

Nature of Award

The recipient receives an engraved crystal award piece, delievers a prestigious award lecture, and is recognized at the Opening Plenary Session of the GSA Annual Meeting.  

Past Awardees: View here

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