Grant Writing

GSA Grant Chats

grant chatsHow to Register for a GSA Grant Chat

  • Click the white “Login” button on the top right corner of the page.
  • Enter your GSA username and password.*
    • If you have forgotten your password, select “Forgot your password.”
    • If you do not have an account with GSA, you may create one.
  • Once logged in, click the white “My Account” button on the top right corner of the page.
  • Click “My GSA Dashboard” and then “Register for an Event” to begin the registration process.

*If you have previously been active with The Gerontological Society of America, you should have an existing account. If unsure, click “Forgot your password” to see if your e-mail address is in the system.

Addressing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI&B) in Grant Writing (GSA Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Professional Development Webinar Series)

Friday, April 29, 2022
12 to 1 p.m. ET
Register Here
Free for everyone

Are you unsure of how to adequately address issues of DEI&B in grant writing? Do you question whether your grant writing fully embraces equity? If so, please join our skilled panel of invited professionals who will present on how to best incorporate these concepts in your grant writing. Our panelists will discuss their experiences and practical advice on how to write grants with an equity lens, focusing on considerations for the research plan, including sampling and recruitment strategies and optimized analysis procedures.

Panelists include:

  • Cerise Elliott, PhD, Program Director, Clinical Interventions and Diagnostics Branch of the Division of Neuroscience (DN), National Institute on Aging
  • Victoria Behar-Zuzman, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and PhD Program Director, University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
  • NiCole Keith, PhD, Professor, Department of Kinesiology and the Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, School of Health & Human Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Keith Whitfield, PhD, President, University of Nevada Las Vegas

This program is supported by the GSA Innovation Fund.


No Researcher Is an Island: Developing Your Research Team (GSA Grant Chats Series)

April 21, 2022

Grant funding is an indispensable step to conduct the work needed to advance the science of gerontology and promote optimal experiences of aging. Obtaining funding can protect precious time to pursue the topics that are of greatest interest to you, advance your career, facilitate training, and improve your prospects for future grant funding. This grant writing series of 1-hour virtual sessions is designed to help you win grants through bolstering a broad range of grantsmanship skills specifically tailored to your work as a gerontologist researcher. GSA Grant Chats feature panel discussions with peers, experienced researchers, and leaders in gerontology and offer the opportunity to connect with and learn from a wide spectrum of experts in aging science. Topics range from developing a research trajectory that looks beyond a single funding opportunity to insider tips for successful applications. Join us for what promises to be engaging and rich conversations with takeaways for gerontologists at all career stages.

Presented by:

  • Tullika Garg, MD, MPHAssociate Professor, Department of Urology, Penn State College of Medicine
  • Lana Sargent, PhD, RN, FNP-C, GNP-BCAssistant Professor, School of Nursing, Affiliate Faculty, Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program, Core Faculty, Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry, and Innovation, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Jasmine L. Travers, PhD, MHS, RN, AGPCNP-BCAssistant Professor, Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University 

Developed by the GSA Grant Writing Program Workgroup

Career Conversations Meets Grant Chats: NIA Small Business Resources to Support Innovation in Aging

April 12, 2022

During the session, presenter Dr. Saroj Regmi, will share information about the NIA’s Office of Strategic Extramural Programs which manages both the training and small business programs at the NIA. The office provides guidance and funding opportunities for small businesses as well as early-career scientists to accelerate Alzheimer’s and aging research. This session is a follow up to the “Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Aging” Career Conversation held in February. Watch the recording here.

Presented by:

  • Saroj Regmi, PhD, Program Officer, Office of Strategic Extramural Programs (OSEP), National Institute on Aging (NIA) – National Institutes of Health (NIH)

This program is co-sponsored by the GSA Career Conversations Workgroup and the GSA Grant Chats Workgroup.

Developing a Research Trajectory

December 2, 2021

Grant funding is an indispensable step to conduct the work needed to advance the science of gerontology and promote optimal experiences of aging. Obtaining funding can protect precious time to pursue the topics that are of greatest interest to you, advance your career, facilitate training, and improve your prospects for future grant funding. This grant writing series of 1-hour virtual sessions is designed to help you win grants through bolstering a broad range of grantsmanship skills specifically tailored to your work as a gerontologist researcher. GSA Grant Chats will feature panel discussions with peers, experienced researchers, and leaders in gerontology and will offer the opportunity to connect with and learn from a wide spectrum of experts in aging science. Topics range from developing a research trajectory that looks beyond a single funding opportunity to insider tips for successful applications. Join us for what promises to be engaging and rich conversations with takeaways for gerontologists at all career stages.

Presented by:

  • Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, FGSA, FAAN, Dean and Distinguished University Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University
  • Lyndsey Miller, PhD, RN, Early Career Investigator, ORCATECH; Assistant Professor, School of Nursing; Oregon Health & Science University
  • Elvin T. Price, PharmD, PhD, FAHA, Victor A. Yanchick Associate Professor; Director, Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program, Department of Pharmacotherapy & Outcomes Science; Co-Director, Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry, and Innovation (iCubed): Health and Wellness in Aging Populations Core; Virginia Commonwealth University

Developed by the GSA Grant Writing Program Workgroup:

  • Patricia W. Slattum, PharmD, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Commonwealth University and GSA Visiting Scholar
  • Zachary G. Baker, PhD, Robert L. Kane Post-Doctoral Fellow, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
  • Gail L.Towsley, PhD, NHA, FGSA, Associate Professor, University of Utah College of Nursing

GSA Grant Writing in Gerontology, Professional Development, and Career Enhancement Resources

Reframing Aging

 Supported by the GSA Innovation Fund.