What the Trainee Chapter Offers

The American Aging Association Trainee Chapter offers numerous benefits to learners at all levels. These include the opportunity to win presentation and travel awards,  career development, and networking with other trainees and some of the world's top geroscientists and biogerontologists. 

Trainee Chapter Leadership 

The AGE Trainee chapter is growing, that means more training opportunities for all and more chances to help lead the chapter! Please reach out to the AGE Central Office if you would like to be involved or have any questions.


Apply Now for the American Aging Association (AGE)
Early Career Scholar’s Program: An Award to Support Diversity in AGE!

Apply Today!!

We are looking for enthusiastic trainees studying aging or age-related diseases to apply for the AGE Early Career Scholar’s Program. AGE recognizes the need to increase the representation of, and support provided to, under-represented minorities in our association, for the benefit of the entire Geroscience research community.

Why Apply?

  • Ten Scholars will be selected, and will receive a 2-year AGE membership, travel award for the 2023 AGE meeting worth $1300, the opportunity to present your research at the AGE 2023 annual meeting (https://www.americanagingassociation.org/annual-meeting), and will be paired with a senior AGE trainee chapter member for ongoing mentorship.
  • Additional 2-year AGE memberships and virtual 2023 meeting registrations will be awarded.

Who Should Apply?

  • Are you an undergrad, postbacc, graduate student or postdoc?
  • Do you identify as an under-represented minority in biomedical sciences? (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; Individuals with disabilities; Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds; Women; See more information at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-031.html)
  • Are you studying aging or age-related diseases? Even if you think you’re not you probably are! Do you study metabolic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases? Those are all age-related diseases!
  • If you said yes to all of these, you should apply!

How do I Apply?

You will need a single PDF that includes the following:

  • A CV/Biosketch (any format is fine)
  • A short (max. 300 words) research abstract – no results necessary. Please indicate how your research does or could relate to Aging/Geroscience.
  • A short paragraph (max. 500 words) outlining why you would like to be part of AGE and how this award will benefit your career.


Apply Today!!

In Grateful Appreciation of our AGE Trainee Chapter Sponsors!

GeroScience Peer Review Training Program


We’ve recently began enrolling trainees for the GeroScience Peer Review Training Program. This program provides opportunities for AGE Trainee members to conduct rigorous, critical, and ethical peer review with our society journal, GeroScience. As part of the program, you will select a peer review mentor (in most cases, your advisor, but it can be any current AGE Scientific member). You will work with your peer review mentor to produce a professional quality manuscript review. In most cases, reviews will be used for publication decisions. Trainees and mentors must be current AGE members in good standing to participate.


The AGE trainee chapter is growing numerous committees to help us promote aging research and outreach, grow and pass on opportunities for AGE Trainee members, and be the best society we can be! We are accepting trainees to join the following committees as members or Chairs:

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Join a Committee and Get Involved

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and outreach committee (DEIO)

Chair: Cristal Hill

Description: The diversity, equity, inclusion, and outreach committee develops best practices for our society regarding how to be maximally inclusive of all and promotes social awareness of issues related to systematic biases. The committee also develops outreach initiatives that seek to grow and broaden understanding of aging and geroscience research, while growing and diversifying the AGE trainee chapter.

Grants, opportunities, and meetings committee

Chair: Olivia Heath

Description: The grants, opportunities, and meetings committee will compile information for AGE trainees about new grants, courses, workshops, and meetings with aging and geroscience focuses. This committee is also working on establishing a mentoring program to connect trainees with mentors in their field.

Social media committee

Chair: Kenny Wilson

Description: The social media committee will create and manage AGE Trainee chapter accounts on social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc…). The committee will be responsible for adding content (new papers, trainee accomplishments, training and funding opportunities, etc…) and live tweeting the annual AGE meeting. The committee will create and maintain a quarterly newsletter that will provide information to trainees and celebrate trainee achievements.

Educational Resources Committee

Chair: Sun Maybury-Lewis

Description: The educational resources committee will assist with coordinating the AGE Presents lecture series.