Boston College

To build a robust and sustainable multi-disciplinary research network on aging and work

  • Amount $432,630
  • City Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Investigator Jacquelyn James
  • Year 2015
  • Program Research
  • Sub-program Working Longer

Funds from this grant provide three years of support to the Boston College Center on Aging & Work for the operation and expansion of a multidisciplinary research network that links together scholars working on issues related to the aging work force. To date, nearly 90 scholars from 15 disciplines across 14 countries have joined the network, sharing the latest news, research results, data, and ideas for further scholarship. Grant funds will support expansion of the network’s membership to 150 members globally, a survey to track member priorities, the launch of a summer research institute in 2016, a one-day member conference to be held at the annual meeting of the 2017 Gerontological Society of America, and the development of a long-term sustainability plan for the network.

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