Call for Awards Nominations and Grants Proposals:
Each year the Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA) recognizes individuals and organizations that have made an important contribution to adult development and aging. We invite you to nominate a colleague for an AADA award. The awards will be presented at the American Counseling Association (ACA) conference in New Orleans. The awards include:
Outstanding Research– This award promotes and recognizes exceptional research that will contribute to the body of information regarding adult development and aging.
Advocacy in Adult Development and Aging – This award is given to a member of AADA or ACA who has taken the lead on an advocacy event or initiative that addresses a political need related to counseling adults or a need of adult consumers of professional counselor services.
Distinguished Service– This award is presented to an AADA member with a history of service to support adult development and aging.
Outstanding Branch Division– This award is designed to recognize and promote the efforts of an exemplary state division of AADA.
Government Relations – This award is given to a member of AADA or ACA who has taken the lead on an advocacy event or initiative that addressed a political need related to counseling adults. The advocacy event or initiative involved contact with government officials at the local, state, or federal level with the purpose of addressing a matter of concern to professional counselors or adult clients.
The following grants are also available:
$500 Research Grant – This grant will fund studies that increase understanding of issues pertaining to adult development and aging. Preference will be given to research that focuses on normative adult developmental phases, stages, and transitions; wellness and positive aging; and/or diversity in adulthood.
$500 Evelyn Chasan Research Grant – This grant will fund studies that increase understanding of issues pertaining to older adulthood. Preference will be given to research that focuses on older adult transitions, wellness and positive aging, issues arising in older adulthood, counseling with older adults, the training of counselors who will work with older adults, and/or diversity in older adulthood.
The deadline for grants, award nominations, and supporting documents is March 1, 2019. The awards will be presented at the ACA conference.
Please send your nominations and supporting documents to the Awards Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. The instructions and forms for submitting nominations are detailed on our website – www.aadaweb.org, click “AADA Awards” to find specific details, instructions, and criteria for each award and grant.
We look forward to receiving your nominations!
Rebecca E. Michel, Ph.D., LCPC