The award recognizes a significant contribution in gerontology that has led to an innovation in gerontological treatment, practice or service, prevention, amelioration of symptoms or barriers, or a public policy change that has led to some practical application that improves the lives of older persons. Although research is the usual origin of such contributions, leadership in defining and implementing a creative program may also be recognized. The award also honors an individual for exemplifying one or more of the outstanding professional and personal qualities of the late M. Powell Lawton.
Nominees can be a person from any discipline who has made such a contribution to applied gerontology. Nominations must be made or endorsed by a member of The Gerontological Society of America although nominees need not be members of GSA. Nominations of candidates in the early or mid stages of their career are encouraged.
The award consists of a cash award of $2,500 and a certificate. In addition, if the awardee has no support for attending the GSA Annual Meeting, up to $1,000 can be made available for the awardee's travel and per diem exp
Contact: Christina Leone
The Gerontological Society of America