Aging and the Life Course Call for Award Nominations

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Section on Aging and the Life Course 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 will be carried over for one year. Materials should be sent by March 1, 2015 to:

Professor Jeylan Mortimer
Chair, SALC Matilda White Riley Award Committee
Life Course Center
Department of Sociology
University of Minnesota
1014 Social Sciences Building
267-19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Email: morti002@umn.edu

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.  This year (i.e., for the award that will be given at the 2015 ASA meetings) the committee is considering outstanding articles or chapters.

Nominations of publications for the Outstanding Publication Award should be sent to Chair of the Outstanding Publication Award Committee no later than March 1, 2015. Eligible nominations are limited to publications appearing from 2012-2014. A single author or one of the coauthors must be a SALC member. Only SALC members are permitted to make nominations. Nominations of publications for the award should be sent to Jacqueline Angel, Chair of the Outstanding Publication Award Committee, at jangel@austin.utexas.edu. Recent award winners are listed at http://www.asanet.org/sections/aging_sections_History.cfm.

Deadline is March 1, 2015

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 2014. 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 2015 may have been published anytime during 2014 or 2015). Unpublished papers should not exceed 9000 words of text (not including references, tables, etc).

All nominations are due by March 1, 2015. Self-nominations are encouraged. To be nominated send a hard copy and 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 Andrea Willson, Chair of the Graduate Student Paper Award Committee, at willson@uwo.ca. Recent award winners are listed at http://www.asanet.org/sections/aging_sections_History.cfm.

Deadline is March 1, 2015

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL NOMINEES MUST BE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE ASA
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SECTION AWARDS