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Emma Stevens Aging Research Award

The Aging Studies Program has developed an award opportunity to support Eastern Michigan University student research in the field of aging. The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for a student who is conducting research in the area of dementia, Alzheimer’s care or gerontology and to honor faculty members mentoring research at EMU. Possible ways financial support can be used include, but are not limited to: research presentation at workshops or conferences, participant payments, transcription, research software, photocopies and other printing, and assessments.

In order to be considered for the research award, a student must:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student at EMU who is conducting research in the aging field;
  • Have identified a research mentor and submit a letter of support from that mentor with the application;
  • Have a clearly developed research proposal and/or conference presentation acceptance documentation;
  • Have University Human Subjects Research Committee approval if research involves working with human participants;
  • Attend the Aging Studies Program Welcome Reception and Awards Ceremony in September of the year awarded where you and your faculty mentor will be honored;
  • Submit a final summary upon completion of research and/or presentation that should include a project title, summary/abstract, and discussion of how funds were spent; student will deliver short presentation to the Aging Studies Program faculty if possible.

Application Deadline:

Application will be considered and evaluated on a rolling basis; please submit to Andrea Zakrasjek via email (azakrajs@emich.edu) at any time. Please be sure you include your name and “Aging Research Award Application” in the subject line of the email. Upon review of application, awards will be determined by the Research Award Standing Committee until funding has been depleted and considered in the order received. This award fund typically has $1000 available to fund research annually.

Application Form [PDF]

Please contact Dr. Zakrajsek if you have any questions regarding the research award process:

Andrea Zakrajsek
Director, Aging Studies Program

The Aging Studies Program is part of the School of Health Sciences, 313 Everett L. Marshall Building, 734.487.4096