Friday, 15 February 2019 14:59

Call for 2019-2020 Fellowship Applications

Three fellowships in law and aging are available for 2019-2020. The online application is available between March 15, 2019 and April 15, 2019. Interested applicants should submit the required online application by April 15, 2019. See our web page on the fellowships and our online application

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Friday, 15 February 2019 14:46

2019 Academic Research Grant Recipients

The Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation Board of Directors are pleased to announce the recipients of the Center on Law and Aging's 2019 Academic Research Grants. They are:

Patrick Button and Mashfiqur Khan, Do Stronger Employment Discrimination Laws Soften the Blow of Social Security Cuts? Evidence from State Laws and the Social Security Amendments of 1983

Allen Glicksman and Laura Ring, Modeling Pathways to Access of Long Term Care Services and Supports among Limited English Speaking Elders

Kathy Lee and Rebecca Mauldin, Examining Racial and Ethnic Disparities among Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities

Stacey Wood and Pi-Ju (Marian) Liu, Susceptibility to Mass Marketing Fraud among the Elderly

Click here for more information about the grant recipients and the Academic Research Grant program.

Congratulations to the 2019 grantees!

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Thursday, 14 February 2019 13:41

Senior Housing Crisis Website

A new website that addresses senior housing crisis issues is now available at this link: Senior Housing Crisis. The site is the work of Julie Gilgoff, a 2017-18 Borchard Fellow, who worked on alternative approaches to senior housing in the Bay Area in California. The site is a useful, national resource for advocates and anyone interested in exploring creative housing solutions and policies like community living, community land trusts, co-operative housing, and more. 

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The National Aging and Law Conference (NALC) is now accepting proposals for the 2019 conference, to be held October 31st–November 1st in Arlington, Virginia.

NALC is the only national conference on law and aging focusing primarily on older adults with the greatest social and economic needs. The presenter-driven conference is led by attorneys and advocates who deliver services to older adults. The planning committee seeks a mixture of proven experts and new voices each year.

The Borchard Center on Law and Aging has been a proud sponsor of the conference for several years.

Workshop proposals are due by March 1st, 2019.

Further information, as well as a workshop proposal template, are available on the ABA COLA website.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or if you have difficulty downloading the workshop proposal form.

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Thursday, 07 February 2019 16:56

Deciphering State Medicaid Programs

Former fellow Rachel Gershon has published an overview of state Medicaid programs. Deciphering State Medicaid Programs appears in a blog published by Commonwealth Medicine, a division of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Medicaid programs vary substantially from state to state and it can be difficult to understand the complexity of any individual state's program. Rachel provides an overview of various programs throughout the country as well as relevant documents. Rachel Gershon, JD, MPH, serves as a senior associate of Health Law & Policy at Commonwealth Medicine.

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The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging Requests Proposals for 2019 Academic Research Grants

Legal, health sciences, social sciences, and gerontology scholars and professionals are invited to submit research proposals to The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging. The objectives of the Academic Research Grants are to further research and scholarship about new or improved public policies, laws, and/or programs that will enhance the quality of life for the elderly, including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by lack of education, language, culture, disability, or other barriers.

Up to four grants of a maximum of $20,000 each will be awarded. The Center expects grantees to meet the objectives of the grant program through individual or collaborative research projects that analyze and recommend changes in one or more important existing public policies, laws, and/or programs relating to the elderly; or, anticipate the need for and recommend new public policies, laws, and/or programs for the elderly necessitated by changes in the number and demographics of the country’s and the world’s elderly populations, by advances in science and technology, by changes in the health care system, or by other developments. It is expected that the research product will be publishable in a first-rate journal.

Larger budgets using outside matching funds are encouraged but not required. Favorable weight is given to proposals that indicate, where appropriate, that active attempts will be made to solicit required additional funds for the project (including a list of sources to be approached). Grant funds may be used for the approved budget purposes, which may include reasonable compensation for the principal investigator(s), consultant(s), and research assistant(s), print and computer-based research materials, and other necessary expenses. Faculty salary support will not be approved other than for (1) summer when the applicant is not eligible for summer support from their university or (2) buying out a course. Grant funds may not be used for dissertation research, student tuition or fees, or university overhead or administrative charges, and the Center will not otherwise pay any such costs.

Proposals must be submitted by one or more individual researchers who will be responsible for carrying out the project. Researchers may be affiliated with the same or different institutions. Grant funds must be administered by an academic, government, or other non-profit organization. Evidence of federal tax-exempt status is required before funds will be released.

The on-line application form on the Center’s website, www.borchardcla.org, will be available after September 15, 2018. Applications should be submitted no later than October 15, 2018. Selections will be made on or about December 15, 2018.

Proposals should include a narrative description of the research project (5 pages maximum), including how the research meets the objectives of the Center’s grant program, why the project is otherwise important, a description of the intended written research product, the publication(s) to which the work product will be submitted for publication, and a statement if IRB approval is required. Required attachments are a project timeline, detailed budget (including matching support), curriculum vitae of the principal investigator(s), and federal tax exemption letter evidencing the administrating organization is a 501(c)(3) organization not classified as a private foundation.

Upon completion of the research project, but not later than December 31 of the year following the award (unless the committee, for good cause, extends the completion date), grantees must submit by email a final written report that includes a description and chronology of the research and results, an accounting for grant funds, and electronic copies of any publications or products developed. In addition, a short written progress and status report must be submitted not later than June 30 of the year the award is granted.

For further description of the Academic Research Grant Program, the Request for Proposals, and the application form (available as of September 15, 2018), please see the Center’s Web site at www.borchardcla.org.

 

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Friday, 02 March 2018 10:29

Call for 2018-19 Fellowship Applications

Three fellowships in law and aging are available for 2018-2019. Interested applicants should submit the required online application by April 16, 2018. See our web page on the fellowships and our online application

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