Aging and the Life Course Call for Award Nominations

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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 and additional letters of support should be submitted by March 1, 2014. Nominations will be carried over for one year. Materials should be sent to:

Chair, Deborah Carr
Department of Sociology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
26 Nichol Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901

Deadline is March 1, 2014

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.

Nominations of publications for the Outstanding Publication Award should be sent to Chair of the Outstanding Publication Award Committee no later than March 1, 2014. Eligible nominations are limited to publications appearing from 2011-2013. 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 2014 award should be sent to:

Chair, Kenneth Ferraro
Department of Sociology
Purdue University
700 W. State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2059
Deadline is March 1, 2014

Graduate Student Paper Award

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 2013. 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 2014 may have been published anytime during 2013 or 2014). Unpublished papers should not exceed 9000 words of text (not including references, tables, etc).

All nominations are due by March 1, 2014. 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 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 2014 award should be sent to:

Chair, Y. Claire Yang
Department of Sociology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
155 Hamilton Hall CB 3210
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Deadline is March 1, 2014