in the Aging Services Industry

An opportunity to recognize important breakthroughs in aging services

Mather Institute created the Innovative Research on Aging Awards to recognize excellent applied research that offers important implications for the aging services industry and inspires next practices.

Get recognized and rewarded for your important efforts

Entry Guidelines:

The 2023 call for entries is closed. Researchers and authors who have published manuscripts between March 2023 and March 2024 will be invited to apply. Watch for details. The research must be applicable to a relevant area, including

  • supporting the senior living workforce
  • technological advancements for older adults
  • programs that support health and well-being of senior living residents
  • aging in place

Evaluation Criteria:

Applicants will be evaluated based on:

  • quality of research
  • actionable research findings and recommendations
  • relevance to important problems in the senior living industry
  • innovation

Monetary Awards:
One $2,000 gold award, up to four $1,000 silver awards, and up to five $500 bronze awards

Submit Your Entry

The 2023 call for entries is closed. The deadline for submissions ended on Friday, March 24, 2023.

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Get an overview of the most relevant research published in the past year—the studies selected as winners of the Innovative Research on Aging Awards.