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Busse Research Awards

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

BUSSE RESEARCH AWARDS

22nd World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics

TBD, 2022  Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

In order to promote international research in gerontology the Busse Research Awards will again be given at the 22nd World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2022 (dates TBD). In recognition of significant contributions to aging research one award will recognize a scientist from the social/behavioral sciences; the other, a scientist from the biomedical sciences. These awards are supported from an endowment made by Gerontology International in honor of Ewald W. Busse, MD, past president of the International Association of Gerontology and founding director of the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and administered by the Duke Center. Awardees are selected by a jury of scientists chaired by Center Director Emeritus, Harvey Jay Cohen, MD.

 

The purpose of these awards is to recognize the achievements of late junior to mid-career scientists and to encourage their continued contributions to aging research. Awardees will receive certificates and an award of $10,000 (appropriate taxes will be deducted). Awardees must be present at the Congress to receive their awards and present a lecture based on their research. In addition to the prize, recipients will receive up to $5000 each for travel/living expenses for the Congress.

 

Instructions for Nominations

Candidates for these awards must be nominated (self nominations are not accepted) and two seconders are recommended. Nominations must be written in English and completed in accordance with the following instructions.  Please send nomination form and supporting information electronically to:  harvey.cohen@duke.edu

 

  1. COMPLETE NOMINATION FORM (may be reproduced); Click here to download Announcement and instructions for Busse Award
  2. A STATEMENT OF NOT MORE THAN 1,000 WORDS THAT SUMMARIZES THE CANDIDATE’S RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS AND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THOSE CONTRIBUTIONS
  3. CANDIDATE’S CURRICULUM VITAE
  4. LETTERS FROM UP TO TWO SECONDERS
  5. REPRINTS OF 3-5 IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS BY THE CANDIDATE

 

Processing dates of the nominations and selection of awardees follow:

  • May 1, 2020: Start date for receipt of applications
  • TBD, dependent on date of IAGG Congress: Deadline for receipt of nominations
  • 6 months prior to IAGG Congress: Notification of Awardees
  • At 2022 IAGG Congress: Presentation of Awards

 

For further information contact:

Harvey Jay Cohen, M.D., Jury Chair

Busse Research Awards

EMAIL: tammy.boseman@duke.edu or harvey.cohen@duke.edu

TEL: 919/660-7502