Announcements

AGESW board of directors: Accepting nominations through April 29, 2019

Now is your chance to get more involved in the important work of AGESW! We have one member-at-large position open that will begin June 1, 2019 and end December 31, 2022. Members-at-large provide input on a variety of AGESW business including communications, events, Journal of Gerontological Social Work operations, and the future direction and goals of the organization. There are two board meetings each year: one in-person meeting in November at the Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting and a second by conference call in the spring. Sub-committees communicate electronically as needed throughout the year.

Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague. Nominees must be current AGESW members and, if not, will need to join. By Monday, April 29th, 2019 candidates should send a statement of no more than 500 words to Stacey Kolomer at kolomers@uncw.edu. This statement, which will be distributed electronically to all AGESW members during the voting process, should include a brief biography and a description of interest in serving as a board member. Please direct any questions about the AGESW board and its responsibilities to Stacey Kolomer.

Pre-Dissertation Fellows Program: Accepting applications through May 1, 2019

The Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW), along with support from the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), is now accepting applications for the 2019 cohort of the Pre-Dissertation Fellows Program. Social work and social welfare doctoral students who, at the time of application, are in the first year of their program are eligible to apply. Selected Fellows will receive more than ten hours of training delivered by nationally recognized faculty who are experts in the field of gerontological social work. The training will be delivered at the 2019 Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference and will cover teaching, publishing, qualitative and quantitative methods, networking, and the dissertation process. A webinar will also be held the following spring. To learn more and apply, click here.