Student Awards

Margaret Clark Award

MClarkAAGE is invites graduate and undergraduate students to submit papers of interest to anthropology and gerontology to compete for the Margaret Clark Award. This award supports the continued pursuit of work following the example of Margaret Clark, a pioneer in the multidisciplinary study of sociocultural gerontology and medical anthropology, and a scholar committed to mentoring younger colleagues.

Winning papers will be acknowledged at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting and will be given the right of first refusal by Anthropology & Aging. Winners will also receive a free membership to AAGE. Winning papers will receive $300, and the jurors may select papers for Honorable Mention with a free AAGE year membership. Abstracts of the winning manuscripts and honorable mentions will also be published on the AAGE website.

The deadline for entries is typically early June with winners announced in October. (Call for 2019 to be announced soon)

2018 Winners

2014 Winners

For a list of all past winners (1993-2014) see our list here.

Jacob Climo Award:

The AAGE offers the Jacob Climo Award to support student conference travel

The Jacob Climo Award honors the scholarship and mentoring of anthropologist Jacob Climo by awarding a $250 travel award to support graduate student travel to a professional meeting. Eligible students will be AAGE members currently enrolled in a graduate program in anthropology or gerontology and have an accepted abstract to present their work at a professional meeting. Presentations can be any form (e.g. roundtable, oral presentation, poster, etc.).

Graduate students interested in applying for the award should submit the following information in pdf form to Jay Sokolovsky:

  • cover page listing applicant’s name, contact information, academic program, and academic advisor or doctoral committee members;
  • curriculum vita;
  • page listing the professional meeting name, location, dates, and accepted title and abstract; and
  • a statement describing the importance of the meeting to the applicants’ professional development, limited to 500 words.

For questions, please contact Jay Sokolovsky