Margret and Paul Baltes Award for Young Academics

  Guidelines of the Margret and Paul Baltes Award

  1. Since 2000 the German Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics (DGGG) has bestowed the "Margret Baltes Award for Young Academics in Behavioral and Social Research” – now the “Margret & Paul Baltes Award“ – to individuals who have made outstanding contributions within the field of behavioral and socio-gerontological research at the very start of their career. The award comes with 2,500 Euros in prize money. In addition, the winner of the award receives a certificate.

  2. Individuals nominated for the award should have provided a scientific work corresponding to a habilitation or an advanced junior professorship. Nominations by others are possible as well as direct applications. The doctorate should not have been completed any longer ago than five years (determined by the date on the doctoral certificate and the date of the award ceremony). The circle of individuals eligible for nomination is not limited to members of the German Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Nominations from other European countries are welcome.
  3. The award bestowed every two years. The award ceremony is held every two years on occasion of the Conference facilitated by the German Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics. The winner is invited to give a presentation of approximately 15 minutes at the conference.
  4. The award committee is represented by the following parties: President of the DGGG, Past President, President Elect, the chair of Section III as well as two personalities from outside the DGGG who are appointed for a period of four years by those committee members that are on the board of the DGGG.

  5. Suggestions for the award are to be submitted to the executive committee of the DGGG by 31 May of the year in which the award ceremony is held. The following should be submitted digitally: A current curriculum vitae including a list of publications, three current publications and an informative nomination letter.
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