Student Travel Awards

Student Travel Awards

The travel stipends below are available for ESPO (student/transitional) members with active memberhsip. Self-nominations are accepted and notifications will be sent to all applicants in early Septebmer, 2021. 

 


Carol A. Schutz Travel Award

Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization (ESPO) student members are eligible for a chance to win a Carol A. Schutz Travel Award. The stipend is to help defray the cost attending GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting. The recipients of the Carol A. Schutz Student Travel Stipends are chosen by lottery. In order to be eligible, one must fulfill all of the requirements and instructions for submission outlined below.

Open Submission Period

July 1 - August 2, 2021

APPLY HERE

Requirements

  • Must be a current student member of ESPO and have an updated GSA Connect Profile.
  • Must be able to attend the ESPO Business Meeting, date and time TBA 

 


TJ McCallum Memorial Student Travel Award

GSA student members with a focus on caregiving or technology and aging are eligible for a chance to win this award that offers a stipend towards attending GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting. In order to be eligible, one must fulfill all of the requirements and instructions for submission outlined below.

Open Submission Period

July 1 - August 2, 2021

APPLY HERE

Requirements

  • Must be a current GSA paid dues ESPO member and have an updated GSA Connect Profile.
  • Must have an accepted paper, poster, or symposium paper with a focus on caregiving or technology and aging for the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting.

Self Nomination Process

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


James McKenney Student Travel Award

James McKenney was a Mainer, born in Maine, resided there for most of his life and died in his home February 2015. With no formal advanced education, Jim was recognized for building the first super insulated home, a self-taught project in engineering. Jim highly valued education. When his friend, Marilyn R. Gugliucci, PhD, was serving as AGHE president 2008-2010, Jim established a planned giving gift for AGHE – 20% of his estate would be donated upon his death for advancing student education on aging.

Purpose of the Award

The James McKenney Student Travel Award provides travel funds for students to attend the AGHE programing at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. Award recipients also receive other benefits incluing complimentary meeting registration and a one-year GSA membership. Approximately 10 students will be selected to receive this award each year.

Submission Period

July 1 - August 2, 2021

APPLY HERE

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a US or internationally matriculated student (undergraduate through post-doctoral training) interested in gerontology/geriatrics – the field of aging (matriculation defined as being enrolled as of September for either a semester or the full academic year of the year of the Travel Award).
  • AGHE membership status is not required although applications from students at AGHE member institutions or who have selected AGHE as their primary membership group are encouraged.
  • If selected, an applicant must attend at least 2 days of the GSA Annual Meeting with mandatory attendance at the AGHE Business Meeting and ESPO Presidential Symposium. Attending mentoring sessions is encouraged.
  • Award recipients will be recognized at the AGHE Business Meeting.
  • At the close of the GSA Annual Meeting, awardees will be required to:
    • Complete a 50-100 word Post Annual Meeting Statement of Learning outlining what the most significant learning experience was from attending the Annual Meeting. This statement will be published in the AGHExchange newsletter.
    • Post in the AGHE Connect Community to introduce themselves and share about their area of study. 

Self Nomination Process

Required Nomination Packet Materials

  • 250-word essay that addresses the question: “How will your participation in the GSA/AGHE Annual Meeting enhance your contribution to the field of aging?”
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • An updated headshot for use in marketing materials if selected

Nature of the Award

An awardee receives funding which covers:

  1. One year of GSA membership
  2. Pre-paid student registration for the Annual Meeting
  3. Pre-paid half day pre-conference workshop at the Annual Meeting
  4. Pre-paid ticket for the AGHE Business Meeting Breakfast
  5. A travel stipend paid after the Annual Meeting to offset travel, lodging, and/or meals expenses.

 


Behavioral and Social Sciences Student Travel Award

Active ESPO members within the Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) Section are eligible for a chance to win a BSS Travel Award. This award offers a stipend towards attending GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting. In order to be eligible, one must fulfill all of the requirements and instructions for submission outlined below.

Open Submission Period
July 1, 2021 - August 2, 2021

APPLY HERE

Requirements

  • Must be a current, active ESPO member of the BSS Section and have an updated GSA Connect Profile.
  • Must attend the Behavioral and Social Sciences Business Meeting and Section Lunch, date/time TBD.
  • Must have an accepted abstract for the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. 

 


Health Sciences Student Travel Award

ESPO members within the Health Sciences (HS) Section are eligible for a chance to win a HS Travel Award. This award offers a stipend towards attending GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting. The recipients of the HS Travel Award are chosen by lottery. In order to be eligible, one must fulfill all of the requirements and instructions for submission outlined below.

Open Submission Period

July 1 - August 2, 2021

APPLY HERE

Requirements

  • Must be a ESPO member of the HS Section and have an updated GSA Connect Profile.
  • Must attend the Health Sciences Business Meeting and Section Lunch, date/time TBD. 

 


Social Research, Policy, and Practice Student Travel Award

ESPO members within the Social Research, Policy, and Practice (SRPP) Section are eligible for a chance to win SRPP Travel Award. This award offers a stipend towards attending GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting. The recipients of the SRPP Travel Award are chosen by lottery. In order to be eligible, one must fulfill all of the requirements and instructions for submission outlined below. 

Open Submission Period

July 1 - August 2, 2021

APPLY HERE

Requirements

  • Must be a current ESPO member of the SRPP Section and have an updated GSA Connect Profile.
  • Must attend the Social Research, Policy, and Practice (SRPP) Business Meeting and Section Lunch, date/time TBD.