Duke Aging Center -- Busse Research Awards

Funding Agency:
Duke University

In order to promote international research in gerontology the Busse Research Awards will again be given at the 22nd World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics to be held virtually from June 12-16, 2022 . 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, MD, 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 Emeritus, 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 $10,000 (appropriate taxes will be deducted). Awardees must be present at the virtual Congress to receive their awards and present a lecture based on their research.

Candidates for these awards must be nominated (self nominations are not accepted) and two seconders are recommended. Nominations must be written in English. International nominees welcome.

Deadline for Nominations: March 15, 2022


Junior Faculty


Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 15, 2022