SALC Awards Information

Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award

This annual award honors a scholar in the field of aging and the life course who has shown exceptional achievement in research, theory, policy analysis, or who has otherwise advanced knowledge of aging and the life course. Letters of nomination should describe the nominee’s contributions to the study of aging and the life course that warrant consideration. Additional letters of support are encouraged but not required. Nominations and additional letters of support should be submitted by March 1, 2016. Nominations will be carried over for one year. Materials should be sent to Jessica Kelley-Moore, Chair of the Riley Distinguished Scholar Award Committee, at jak119@case.edu. Recent award winners are listed at http://www.asanet.org/sections/aging_sections_History.cfm.

Deadline is March 1, 2016

Outstanding Publication Award

This annual award honors an outstanding recent contribution to the field of sociology of aging and the life course as determined by the Outstanding Publication Award Committee. Eligible publications include original research reports, theoretical or methodological developments, and policy-related contributions. The outstanding publication can be an article, chapter, or book published within the past three years. The committee will consider nominations and self-nominations. The award will rotate between a book and an article (or chapter) at least once every three years. Since journal articles have been awarded during the past two years, the 2016 award (i.e., the award that will be conferred at the 2016 ASA meetings in Seattle) must go to a book.

Nominations of books for the Outstanding Publication Award should be sent to the Chair of the Outstanding Publication Award Committee no later than March 1, 2016. Eligible nominations are limited to books published from 2013 to 2015. A single author or one of the coauthors must be a SALC member. Only SALC members are permitted to make nominations. Nominations for the award should be sent to Stefanie Mollborn, Chair of the Outstanding Publication Award Committee, at Stefanie.Mollborn@colorado.edu. Four copies of the book should be sent by the publisher, the nominator, or the author to: Professor Stefanie Mollborn, Institute of Behavioral Science, 1440 15th St – Room 466, 483 UCB, Boulder, CO 80302.

Recent award winners are listed at http://www.asanet.org/sections/aging_sections_History.cfm.

Deadline is March 1, 2016

Graduate Student Paper Award

This annual award honors the outstanding paper written by a graduate student (or students) member(s) of the Section on Aging and the Life Course, as determined by the Graduate Student Paper Award committee. Papers authored or coauthored solely by students are eligible; faculty co-authorship is not allowed. Eligible student authors include master’s students and pre-doctoral student members of the section who are currently enrolled in a graduate program or who have graduated no earlier than December of 2015. Unpublished, under review, accepted, or published papers are eligible. If published, the paper should have appeared within the past two calendar years (e.g., a paper nominated in 2016 may have been published anytime during 2015 or 2016). Unpublished papers should not exceed 9000 words of text (not including references, tables, etc).

All nominations are due by March 1, 2016. Self-nominations are encouraged. To be nominated send an electronic version of the paper to the Chair of the Graduate Student Paper Award Committee along with a completed and signed SALC Grad Student Paper Award Nomination Form.  The award consists of $250 presented to the winner at the Business Meeting of the Section, held during the annual ASA meeting.  Nominations for the award should be sent to Joseph Hermanowicz, Chair of the Graduate Student Paper Award Committee, at jch1@uga.edu. Recent award winners are listed at http://www.asanet.org/sections/aging_sections_History.cfm.

Deadline is March 1, 2016

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