Hartford Pre-Dissertation Award
Program in Geriatric Social Work
Pre-Dissertation Award Program*
Funded by The John A. Hartford Foundation of New York City
Administered by The Gerontological Society of America
Co-sponsored by the Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGE-SW).
80 Hartford Pre-Dissertation Awardees
NOTE: pink indicates states without doctoral programs.
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*Because of the severe economic downturn the Hartford Foundation has indefinitely suspended funding for the Pre-Dissertation Award program. See the info below regarding a funding opportunity through AGE-SW.
For information about the Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program, Click Here.
The Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGE-SW) has announced that they will again fund the Gerontological Social Work Pre-Dissertation Initiative for doctoral students. This is a wonderful opportunity for pre-dissertation students to receive valuable training in research methods, writing for publication, seeking dissertation funding and being socialized into the academic gerontological social work family. Applications to the Pre-Dissertation Initiative for 2013 are due by May 1st.
If you have any questions about the program or application process, contact Dr. Carmen Morano at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the former Hartford Pre-dissertation Program
The major program components included:
- Travel Expenses and registration to attend the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting
- Pre-Conference Institutes at GSA to enhance research and grant writing skills
- Membership to AGE-SW and GSA
- AGE-SW related activities at GSA
- Networking with Hartford Doctoral Fellows and Hartford Faculty Scholars
Program Objectives included:
- Exposing more doctoral students to Gerontological Social Work Research
- Expanding the number of social work doctoral dissertations that identify and examine a set of research questions that seek to improve the health and well-being of older persons and their families
- Enhancing the likelihood of writing a successful grant application to the Hartford Doctoral Fellows program
Program Eligibility* (program is currently suspended; see the AGE-SW program link above for an alternative):
- Applicant had to be enrolled in a full-time doctoral program in the United States
- Applicant had to be at the Pre-Dissertation stage
- Applicants had to secure the sponsorship of a faculty member in their doctoral program. This sponsor wrote a letter of recommendation on behalf on the applicant.
- Applicant had to be a United States citizen or had permanent alien status
- More than one applicant from a given doctoral program was considered for selection
The former Hartford Pre-disseration Award program was run by:
Principal Investigator and National Program Director of Hartford Doctoral Fellows:James Lubben, DSW, MPH
Co-Director of Hartford Predissertation Awardee Program:
Carmen L. Morano, Ph.D.
Hunter College School of Social Work
Senior Faculty Fellow
Brookdale Center on Aging
129 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10021
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February 6, 2013