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The Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Foundation issues four awards for outstanding social and behavioral research on aging and development. The nominees are selected by professional scientific associations: the American Psychological Association (APA), the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the German Society for Gerontology and Geriatrics (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gerontologie und Geriatrie, DGGG) and the German Psychological Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie, DGPs). Apart from the latter, the awards are not restricted to members of the associations nor country or discipline. Applications as well as nominations are to be addressed exclusively to the named organizations.

Baltes Distinguished Research Achievement Award

The American Psychological Association, Division 20 confers this award since 2007 for outstanding empirical or theoretical contributions to psychological aging research. >> Award winners

Early Career Awards

Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Young Researchers Award for Behavioral and Social Research

Every two years, the German Society for Gerontology and Geriatrics honours a European scientific contribution that is equivalent to the level of habilitation or junior professor. >> Award winners


Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes Early Career Award in Social and Behavioral Gerontology

The Gerontological Society of America annually honours an international scientist who has significantly contributed to the field of gerontology already at an early stage of his or her career. >> Award winners

Dissertation Award

Margret and Paul Baltes Award for outstanding dissertations in developmental psychology

The German Psychological Society, section Developmental Psychology, awards this prize every two years since 2000. Nominees may be suggested by members. >> Award winners

Margret M. Baltes Doctoral Dissertation Award in the Psychology of Aging (discontinued)

From 2001 to 2006 the American Psychological Association awarded this prize for excellent dissertation in psychological aging research. >> Award winners