Apply for the Emerging Leaders in Aging Scholar Program

The Tideswell at UCSF, AGS, and ADGAP Emerging Leaders in Aging Scholar Program 2017-2018 is designed for advanced junior or mid-career health professionals with a clear commitment to the field of aging and a leadership role in a clinical, research, education or policy program focused on advancing the care of older adults. It is for those seeking to transform the field and lead the next generation of health professionals. We welcome applications from health professionals including, but not limited to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, and non-clinicians with evidence of training or experience in aging. An academic affiliation is not required.

The program, designed to enhance and leverage existing leadership skills, consists of activities from September to May, with the anticipation that the community of scholars will remain meaningful colleagues throughout their careers.

Program components:

  • A two-day workshop in Sausalito, CA on November 29th – December 1, 2017;
  • Six monthly  1-hour small-group videoconferences with senior advisors and including independent readings and assignments;
  • Completion of a Practicum Project with individual mentorship from program senior advisors and a local mentor selected by the applicant;
  • A two-day workshop that includes a presentation of your Practicum, on April 30th – May 1st preceding the 2018 AGS Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.


Applications are due by March 31st, 2017. Applicants selected through a competitive process will be notified in May.


Questions?  Contact Joan Abrams at