Nominations for Fellow Status Will Open December 2023

For information about eligiblity requirements, please review the 2023 Code of Procedure and Requirements for Fellows Status.

Check out the Fellow Nomination Resources page for nomination letter examples and an informational video. 

Fellow status — the highest class of membership within the society — is an acknowledgment of outstanding and continuing work in the field of gerontology. The Gerontological Society of America awards GSA fellow status (FGSA) and Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education fellow status (FAGHE). Fellow status recognition can come at varying points in a career and can acknowledge a broad scope of activity; research, teaching, administration, public service, practice, and notable participation within the society.  Fellow status carries a certificate and lapel pin commemorating your status and achievements. Both of these are presented at the Society's Annual Meeting, during the Section Community Meetings.

GSA encourages its fellows to use the “FGSA” designation — which stands for Fellow of The Gerontological Society of America — when listing their academic credentials after their name. Fellows of the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education are encouraged to use the "FAGHE" designation. 

Check out our list of current fellows.

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Get To Know Your Fellows

We met up with some prominent GSA fellows to ask them what they thought about GSA.  Photographed at the GSA 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, see the fellow snapshots below (click image to view full size).

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