A small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active research interest in the conference themes. The Award provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics—meeting experts in the field, interacting with colleagues from other parts of the world, and creating networks and lasting connections. Awardees are invited to attend the conference to present their work and play a critical organizational role in the conference by leading discussions, chairing parallel sessions, and providing assistance in session rooms.
Applications are open to those pursuing research degrees, post- and graduate students, as well as early career faculty.
To apply, follow the link below. You may also view further instructions by selecting our "Step-By-Step Guide."
Being a Graduate Scholar gave me the opportunity to connect with other people early in the conference and enhanced a feeling of connectedness."
I learnt a lot about the lived experiences of the elderly in different societies. This has prepared me to work with the elderly in different communities and to understand their challenges and predicament."
It was an excellent experience for me as I met participants from different regions and countries around the world. I learnt how to interact with the presenters which gave me a lot of confidence to talk and to lead in such a nice event."