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 Jacob Climo Award supports student travel costs up to $250 for conferences in which AAGE is active, such as at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association the Gerontological Society of America Scientific Meeting, or the Society for Applied Anthropology meeting. The application for the 2019 AAA meeting in Vancouver, Canada is now open and applications must submitted by September 20, 2019 to:

Professor Jay Sokolovsky AND Professor Maria Cattell

The Jacob Climo Award honors the scholarship and mentoring of AAGE past-president Jacob Climo, whose research focused on intergenerational relationships, the ethnography of memory, aging and elder care around the world, grandparents parenting grandchildren, and narratives about aging parents. Priority will given to applicants who focus on these topics.

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.).

Application Requirements: Graduate students interested in applying for the award should submit the following information in pdf form:

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

For questions, please contact Jay Sokolovsky