GRC participants have the opportunity to be considered for multiple special awards thanks to the Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program and UM Ventures. See below for a description of the awards and instructions for additional application materials.
- The Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program (GGEAR) and the Center for Research on Aging (ORC) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore will be sponsoring special awards in aging research at this year’s Graduate Research Conference. GGEAR sponsors two student awards: the GGEAR Basic Science Award and the GGEAR Applied Science Award. Students who wish to be considered for these awards should submit an abstract on completed research or research in progress in the field of aging.
The Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research (GGEAR) Program facilitates interprofessional training opportunities in the field of aging. Students and professionals at the University of Maryland, Baltimore can participate in clinical training opportunities and interprofessional research forums sponsored by GGEAR. For more information about the GGEAR program, visit www.umaryland.edu/gerontology.
- The Graduate Translational Research (GTR) Award promotes the mission of University of Maryland (UM) Ventures, Baltimore to translate basic research outcomes into real-world applications. Presented in collaboration with the Graduate Research Conference (GRC), this award recognizes important translational research performed by a UMB graduate student or postdoctoral fellow.
The GTR Award recipient will receive a $500 check and a certificate of recognition at the GRC awards reception.
Applicants will be evaluated on their GRC oral or poster presentation in addition to a separate, written application for the GTR Award.
Written applications must include:
- An outline of the focus and potential uses of the research, including how the research might ultimately be exploited to develop a product (e.g., drug, device, diagnostic, etc.) for public use and benefit.
- A summary of the original aspects of the research project.
- The current stage and future plans for the research.
- The applicant's name, UMB email address, a phone number where they may be reached during business hours, and the name of their research advisor.
- Applications should not exceed two pages (12-point font, single-spacing, 1-inch margins).
The GTR Award application must be emailed to Dr. Nancy Cowger, Director of Licensing for UM Ventures, Baltimore, at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by February 18th, 2022 with the subject line “Application for Graduate Translational Research Award.”