Busse Research Award

XXth World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
June 23-27, 2013, Coex, Seoul, Korea

Call for Nominations

In order to promote international research in gerontology two Busse Research Awards will be given at the XXth World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics to be held in Seoul, Korea, June 23-27, 2013. 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, M.D., past president of the International Association of Gerontology and founding director of the Duke Aging Center. This endowment is administered by the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development.

The purpose of these awards is to recognize the achievements of late junior or mid-career scientists and to encourage their continued contributions to aging research. Awardees will receive certificates and an award of $6,000 (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 $3,000 each for travel/living expenses for the Congress.

Candidates for these awards must be nominated and two seconders are recommended. Nominations must be written in English and completed in accordance with the following instructions:

  1. COMPLETION OF ATTACHED APPLICATION FORM (may be reproduced);
  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. REPRINTS OF 3-5 IMPORTANT SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS BY THE CANDIDATE.

Please mail six copies of all items to meet receipt deadline of October 15, 2012, to Dr. Harvey Jay Cohen at the address below. E-mailed applications will not be accepted. Additional material may be requested by the Jury Chair or Secretary.

Processing dates of the nominations and selection of awardees follow:

  • October 15, 2012: Deadline for receipt of nominations
  • January 4, 2013: Notification of Awardees
  • June 23-27, 2013: Presentation of Awards

For further information contact:
Harvey Jay Cohen, M.D., Jury Chair
Busse Research Awards
Center for Aging, Box 3003
Rm. 3502, Blue Zone, Trent Drive
Duke University Medical Center
Durham NC 27710 USA
TEL: 919/660-7502
FAX: 919/684-8569

Electronic Mail: Jamazina Smith

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