Call for Nominations: MWR Award

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.

We have two ways to nominate a colleague for the MWR Distinguished Scholar Award.

  • Submit the name of nominee with a brief justification to the Chair of the MWR Scholar Selection committee by December 1, 2018.  The committee will then solicit supporting materials and/or evaluation letters.
  • Submit a full nomination of a candidate by March 1, 2019.  Letters of nomination should describe the nominee’s contributions to the study of aging and the life course that warrant consideration. If multiple persons wish to nominate a person, we strongly encourage co-signers on a single nomination letter.

Nominations will be carried over for two years. Materials should be sent to Toni Calasanti, Chair of the Riley Distinguished Scholar Award Committee, at Recent award winners are listed at

Deadline is March 1, 2019


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