SGS Resources

SGS Student Resources

SGS Student Representative: Debby Yoder

Debby is a graduate student at The Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University. A developing critical gerontologist, her research interests include the impact of social inequality on older adults. Active with SGS since 2015, she's excited for the opportunity to take a more involved role.

The Student Committee is expanding and Debby is your contact for volunteering. Planning is underway for the annual meeting with a student networking lounge, diversity panel, and LGBTQ breakfast. Suggestions and active contributions are welcome and encouraged.

Debby Yoder

Check out the SGS Student Connect page on Facebook and join us for the monthly Student Committee conference call. A large and diverse set of voices are needed, let yours be one of them.


If you wish to speak to or otherwise contact your SGS Student Representative please request contact information from our SGS Association Manager - Lee Ann Ferguson.
Thank you.


Intern - SGS Management Team

SGS is looking for a qualified intern to join our association management team. This intern should be prepared to work in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of gerontology.

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Call For Abstracts

2018 Submissions

A wide variety of topics will be considered, including presentations reporting innovative research, research/practice collaborations, model programs for the future, and public policy discussions. If appropriate, correspondence of the proposed presentation to the conference track(s) should be indicated.

For more detailed information about submitting an abstract for 2018 please click on the button.


Student Awards

Student Paper Award

SGS encourages student submissions and offers a $500 award for the best paper(s) authored principally by a student. To be eligible, students should submit an abstract using the online submission procedure, indicating that they want their work considered for the SGS 2018 Student Paper Award. Upon notification of acceptance for a presentation at the Annual Meeting, students who wish to be considered for the award must then submit a letter of support from a faculty advisor/mentor and an electronic version of the complete paper by February 12, 2018.

For more detailed information about the 2017 SGS Student Paper Award please click on the button.


Student Poster Award

In 2010 SGS awarded its first SGS Student Poster Award to encourage student poster submissions. Any SGS Student Member submitting scholarly work for presentation at the SGS Annual Meeting in Poster format is eligible and will be recognized at the SGS meeting. To be eligible, students should submit an abstract using the on-line submission procedure, indicating that they want their work considered for the SGS 2018 Student Poster Award. Upon notification of acceptance for a presentation at the Annual Meeting, students who wish to be considered for the award must then submit a letter of support from a faculty advisor/mentor and an electronic version of the complete paper by February 12, 2018.

For more detailed information about the 2018 SGS Student Poster Award please click on the button.


Student Scholarship Award

The Southern Gerontological Society Student Support Scholarship Award was established in 2014 to support student members of SGS who have been accepted to present at the SGS annual meeting and can be used for SGS meeting related expenses. The funding for the award comes from the proceeds of the SGS Annual Meeting Silent Auction. This funding has allowed SGS the resources to provide an award of $250.00 to two selected award recipients who are presenting research at our annual meeting.

  • Eligibility: Any active SGS Student Member.
  • Availability: Funds will be dispensed directly to the awardee through the mail.

For more detailed information about the 2018 SGS Student Scholarship Award please click on the button.