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 applied research that offers important implications for the aging services industry and inspires next practices.

Get recognized and rewarded for your important research efforts

Entry Guidelines:

The call for entries is now open for the 2024 Innovative Research on Aging Awards! Researchers and authors who have published manuscripts between March 2023 and March 2024 that are relevant to the field of senior living and aging services are invited to apply. 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
  • innovation
  • relevance to important issues in the senior living and aging services industries

Monetary Awards:

The 2024 Innovative Research on Aging gold award recipient will receive $2,000; up to four silver awards will each receive $1,000; and up to five bronze awards will each receive $500.

Submit Your Entry

The 2024 Call for Submissions is closed. Please check back in September, when we will announce the award recipients.

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Get an overview of the latest research that is impacting the lives of older adults

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.