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January 25, 2019

11. Interdisziplinäres Uro-Onkologisches Symposium 2019
promoted by: Universitätsspital Zürich (
Zürich / Switzerland

April 15 – 18, 2019

2019 Aging in America Conference
promoted by: American Society on Aging  (
New Orleans / USA 

May 15 – 17, 2019

XIV. Kongress der DGGPP
promoted by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gerontopsychiatrie und -psychotherapie (
Essen / Germany

May 23 – 25, 2019

15. Berliner Krebskongress
promoted by: Vivantes Tumorzentrum (
Berlin / Germany

July 10 – 12, 2019

The British Society of Gerontology 48th Annual Conference
promoted by: British Society of Gerontolgy (BSG) (
Liverpool / Great Britain

September 5 – 7, 2019

Gerontologie und Geriatrie Kongress 2019
promoted by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geriatrie e. V. (
Frankfurt / Germany

November 21 – 23, 2019

43. Wissenschaftlicher Kongress der Deutschen Hochdruckliga e.V. DHL® - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hypertonie und Prävention

promoted by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hypertonie und Prävention (

Berlin / Germany


Upon application, economic research projects, events, publications or other scientific projects are promoted by GERO in the form of scientific personnel grants and/or financial grants.

Aids are granted under the following conditions:

  • The objective and the execution of the project meets the internationally and generally acknowledged scientific requirements.
  • The result of the promoted project helps to improve the quality of the aged in the sense of GERO's philosophy.
  • The realization of the project will not be possible or only partially be possible without independent and unrestricted grants.

Application for grants

If you wish to apply for personnel and / or financial grants for scientific projects, please send your written, formless application in English or German to:

Monika Müller
c/o GERO Forschungs- und Dokumentationszentrum
Bahnhofstrasse 6
CH - 8280 Kreuzlingen

+41 (0) 71 677 50 77
+41 (0) 71 677 50 70

An independent committee of the Academic Senate and the Scientific Advisory Board will first examine, if the incoming applications generally deserve promotion. Applicants receiving a favorable answer will then automatically be sent detailed application documents for a formal application in accordance with the GERO promotion regulations. The final decision on this application will then be taken at the next session of the Academic Senate.

Application criterions

Note:Formless applications directed to GERO can only be handled or subject to preliminary examination, if they are made in writing - in English or German. The applications must provide the following information:

1.   Applicant
1.1 Name of the university / faculty / institute Address / phone / facsimile /
1.2 Name / names and position of the representative / representatives
      Address / phone / facsimile / e-mail

2.   Project description
2.1 Subject / content / objective / participants
2.2 Where is the project to be carried through (country / city / location)?
2.3 Duration / project process
2.4 Where are the results to be publihed?

3.   Justification
3.1 What findings will be made that support the objectives of GERO?
3.2 Why can the project - in that form - only be carried through with the
      support of GERO?

4.   Costs
4.1 Costs of the project divided into personnel costs and material costs
      (material, traveling expenses, rents etc.)

Promoted projects

Scientific projects and research plans presently supported by GERO research grants:

  • Geneva International Network on Ageing, Geneva / Switzerland
    Promotion of scientific events on the occasion of the "International Year of Older Persons 1999"
  • Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg / Germany
    Promotion of scientific events of the German Center for Gerontology (DZFA Deutsches Zentrum für Alternsforschung.)
  • Miami Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged at Douglas Gardens, Miami, Florida / USA
    Development of scientific rehabilitation software solutions for rehabilitation hospitals and therapy- oriented residence homes and nursery homes
  • University Trier, Trier / Germany
    Promotion of gerontological studies and dissertation assistance within the framework of the GERO study: "The Aged and Their Homes"
  • University Bucharest, Bucharest / Romania
    Dissertation scholarships to promote up-and-coming scientists
  • University Granada, Granada / Spain
    Gerontological investigation into changes of family structures in Andalusia by the psychological university
  • Klinik am Stein - Geriatric Center Olsberg, Olsberg / Germany
    Development of a medical-orthopedic therapy and training program for geriatric gonarthrotics
  • Deutscher Studien Verlag / Verlagsgruppe Beltz, Weinheim / Germany
    Promotion of the publishing of a geronto- social-economic manual of social gerontology in Germany
  • Swiss Red Cross, Bern / Switzerland
    Developing social-educational learning programs on the subject "Ethics, Agression and Violence in Nursing and Caring for Aged People".
  • Stein Gerontological Institute (SGI) Miami, Florida / USA
    Developing Improved Technical Equipment in Geriatric Rehablitation
  • University of Constance, Konstanz / Germany
    Promotion of studies about psycho-traumatological effects of the Holocaust
  • Asanger Verlag GmbH Heidelberg und Kröning / Germany
    Promotion of the publishing of a socio-culural book on the subject Age and Ageing in Russia
  • Suchtklinisches Reha-Kompetenzzentrum (SKR), Hopfgarten / Germany
    Professional attendance and financing of scientific research projects for equal treatment of female and male rehabilitants at their workplaces
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (FURJ), Rio de Janeiro / Brazil
    Promotion of compilation and publication of a worldwide directory on all geronto-psychiatric clinics and therapy institutions
  • Deutsches Institut für angewandte Pflegeforschung, Cologne / Germany
    Promotion of the development of computer-aided measuring instruments to determine criterions for manpower demands in European retirement homes and nursing homes
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital / Faulkner Hospital, Boston (MA) / USA
    Promotion of medical-scientific cooperation with Chinese universities in geriatric medicine and care
  • International School Kreuzlingen Konstanz / Switzerland
    Promotion of scholarships for socially disadvantaged students
  • University of Porthmouth, Porthmouth / GB
    Dissertation scholarship and dissertation assistance to the topic "Value comparison of British and German acute-hospitals"
  • Europäisches Forum für Interdisziplinäre Angwandte Gerontologie e.V., Berlin / Germany
    Financial assistance for the establishment of an administration and documentation office
  • Fachhochschule für angewandtes Management Erding / Germany
    Master-Degree scholarship and assistance to the topic "Coworker motivation in mechanisms of health services"

GERO has obliged itself to improve medical, economic, and ecological living conditions of the aged, regardless of their race, religion, political convictions or ideologies.

You can recognize a particular object GERO - targets in the promotion of young scientists. Be awarded at the request of dissertations and master's studies, students can take part on scholarships, provided the topics are relevant to the thesis in accordance with the defined tasks of the Foundation.

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