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  1. Thank you so much for your interested in the Emerging Leaders in Aging Program.  Please download our application instructions here.
  2. Once you gather your personal information requirements, your personal statement, leadership practicum description, and letters of support, please feel free to click the below link and it will take you to our application form.
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  3. Please feel free to contact Sarah Bronstein, our Program Manager, with any questions at

Application Deadline:

Applications for the 2022-2023 cohort are due Monday, January 10, 2022 at 5PM Pacific Standard Time.

Program Fee:

$3800. Program fee does not include air travel, lodging or ground transportation to and from in-person meetings.

In-Person Meetings:

  1. Fall 2022 (exact dates and location to be determined)
  2. May 1-2, 2023 (Long Beach, CA; just prior to the AGS Annual Meeting)


Applicants must demonstrate a clear commitment to the field of aging. Participants will be advanced junior or mid-career health professionals working in a clinical, research, policy or education program. The program seeks rising leaders, including clinical, education, and research program directors.

We are looking for emerging leaders committed to creating communities where ageism, ableism, classism, homophobia, racism, sexism, xenophobia, and other forms of bias and discrimination no longer impact healthcare access, quality, and outcomes for older adults and their caregivers.

We welcome applications from health professionals with a career in the field of aging and a leadership role in their organization, including but not limited to physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, therapists (PT, OT), and non-clinicians with evidence of training/experience in geriatrics or aging, who are working to develop novel programs to advance the care of older adults.

Applicants must have a local mentor and institutional support for their practicum, professional development, and confirmed release time to attend program meetings.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing policy, discovery, clinical care, and education system change in the field of aging.
  • A strong track record reflecting positions of increasing leadership responsibility.
  • Strong institutional support for the applicant and proposed change project.
  • Potential impact of the practicum on the applicant’s career trajectory, including advancement of the individual in the field of aging nationally.

“What a phenomenal group of faculty and scholars! We are on similar paths and it is very encouraging to feel connected to a group of like-minded and motivated individuals.”

– Leadership Scholar

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Questions? Email Sarah Bronstein, Program Manager, at: