in the senior living industry

An opportunity to recognize important breakthroughs in aging services

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging created the Innovative Research on Aging Awards to bring attention to excellent applied research that offers important implications for the senior living industry.

Get recognized and rewarded for your important efforts

Entry Guidelines:

Researchers and authors who have manuscripts published between March 2017 and March 2018 are invited to apply. The research must be applicable to a relevant area, including:

  • supporting the senior living workforce
  • technological advancements for older adults
  • programs that support health and well-being of senior living residents
  • aging in place


Evaluation Criteria:

Applicants will be evaluated based on:

  • quality of research
  • actionable research findings and recommendations
  • relevance to important problems in the senior living industry
  • innovation

Monetary Awards:

The award winner will receive $1,500; up to four honorable mentions will each receive $500.

2018 Call for Entries has closed.
Entries are currently not being accepted. Please check back in early 2019 for updated entry information.



Get an overview of the latest research that is impacting the lives of older adults

Get an overview of the most relevant research published in the past year—the studies selected as winners of the first-ever Innovative Research on Aging Awards.

Download 2017 Report