Busse Research Awards

21st World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
July 23-27, 2017, San Francisco, CA

Instructions for Nominations
In order to promote international research in gerontology the Busse Research Awards will again be given at the 21st World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics to be held in San Francisco, CA July 23-27, 2017. 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 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 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 $8,000 (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 $4000 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. COMPLETE NOMINATION FORM (may be reproduced); Download PDF
  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.

Please send nomination form and supporting information electronically to: harvey.cohen@duke.edu

Processing dates of the nominations and selection of awardees follow:

  • November 1, 2016: Deadline for receipt of nominations
  • February 4, 2017: Notification of Awardees
  • July 23-27, 2017: 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
EMAIL: harvey.cohen@duke.edu