Education & Research

Arthur Everitt Award

The Arthur Everitt Award 2017
for AAG student research members for 2017 AAG Conference

The late Arthur Everitt was one of the founding fathers of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) and made a significant contribution to the development and growth of the organisation.

The Arthur Everitt Award provides an opportunity for eligible AAG student members to receive financial assistance to present their research at the AAG Conference. The Award is designed to encourage and support exposure for research candidates by enhancing opportunities for professional participation and practice within the AAG network and community. 2016 was the inaugural year of the Arthur Everitt Award, with worthy recipients.

Under The Arthur Everitt Award:

  1. AAG will provide two scholarships of $1,000 for two AAG student members who are not receiving other funding to attend the AAG Conference.
  2. AAG will award the two AAG student members based on the highest quality abstracts as decided by the National Conference Scientific Committee.
  3. Applications will be open from 1 May to 30 September in 2017.
  4. The Chair of the AAG Conference and the President will assess the applications for the award in 2017.
  5. Applications will be assessed and award recipients will be informed 13 October in 2017. The recipient(s) must provide original tax invoices receipts.


Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Scholarships are available for Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents only.
  2. Applicants must have a current AAG ‘Student’ membership.
  3. Applicants must be attending "Full Conference" to the AAG National conference in the year of application for the Award and presenting their research findings via an oral, poster or tabletop presentation.
  4. Applicants do not have to have had their abstracts accepted at the time of submitting their application for the Award but must show proof of acceptance as soon as received.


How to Apply:

Applications must be made via online form that will include the following:

1. Completed application form will contain:

  1. Details of the applicant i.e. contact, current position, current institution
  2. Title of the presentation
  3. A paragraph of 250 words or less on why you should receive this bursary and how it would benefit you, your research and your future career in gerontology.

2. A copy of the submitted abstract

3. Proof of acceptance of abstracts (or when received).

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