Center on Aging: Education and Training: Graduate Fellowship
Education and Training Opportunities in Gerontology
Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowships in Aging: Fall 2013
Aging is an evolving, multidisciplinary field. The Center on Aging (COA) recognizes the importance of integrated learning environments and shared educational opportunities as part of effective training for graduate students interested in aging at UI.
In fall 2003, the COA initiated the Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship in Aging as a pilot program to enhance students’ professional development in aging. The program is a collaborative effort by the Center on Aging, Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health, School of Social Work and the Aging Studies Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Mentors from these programs donate their time to expand students' exposure to interdisciplinary learning. The fellowship provides students with unique educational experiences that deepen appreciation for interdisciplinary approaches to aging, increase exposure to multidisciplinary research, clinical and policy issues, and advance professional development.
Fellowships are awarded primarily on the basis of academic merit and support student expenses-up to $2,000 per student-to the Gerontology Society of America [GSA] and the American Society on Aging [ASA] conferences. Independent study course credit may be awarded on an individual basis upon approval of appropriate department faculty.
Please direct any inquiries to:
Virginia Jorstad, MA
UI Center on Aging
2159 Westlawn Iowa City, IA 52242-1100
319-384-4566; 319-353-4614 fax