Grants & Prizes

Grants for 27NKG participants

The Nordic Gerontological Federation (NGF) offers 13 grants for congress participation, two grants for each Nordic country (incl. Sweden)  and one for each of the three Baltic countries.

  • Grants are aimed for scholars who have difficulties raising funds to cover their cost of attending to the congress.
  • Grants can only be applied by PhD candidates and non-senior researchers from the field of gerontology and geriatrics.
  • The application must include the following information: Name, age, education, employment, and reason for applying.
  • The application will be evaluated by the local scientific committee, the president of the congress and the president of the NGF.
  • Applicants need to submit an abstract. Grants are not awarded without an approved abstract.
  • Each grant is 5.000 SEK. In addition, those who are selected do not pay the congress registration fee.

Applications should be sent to Congress President Carin Lennartsson: and Secretary General Amaia Calderón Larrañaga:

The NKG prize for promising researcher in gerontology (NGF)

At the 27th Nordic Congress of Gerontology in Stockholm the NGF prize for promising researcher in gerontology will be handed out for the 6th time. The prize is intended for a researcher from a Nordic country. At the Congress in Stockholm, the prize will be offered to a candidate from the country that hosts the following Nordic Congress of Gerontology, namely Finland. Thus, only candidates from Finland are applicable this time.

  • The proposed candidate must not hold a senior position but should preferably have concluded a PhD.
  • A member association of NGF can nominate the candidate to the prize. Argumentation and a CV must follow. No direct applications will be accepted.
  • The jury consists of the president and two vice presidents of the NGF and the chairs of the scientific committees in the current and for the next congress.
  • The prize-winner will receive an amount of 24.000 SEK and give a lecture at a ceremony during the congress
  • The prize-winner will not pay any registration fee at the 27th congress. Expenses for travel (in economy if by flight) and accommodation during the congress will be paid by NGF.

The nomination should be sent to the president of NGF, Jette Thuesen:

The Sohlberg Prize (NGF)

The Nordic Gerontological Federation (NGF) invites for nominations of candidates for the most prestigious Nordic Prize in Gerontology, the Sohlberg prize.

  • The Sohlberg prize of 10.000 euros is sponsored by the Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation and will be awarded at the 27th Nordic Congress of Gerontology in Stockholm.
  • The prize is relevant for all aging sciences and is awarded to a scientist active in a Nordic country who is a leader in gerontology with a major influence on the development of her/his field in aging research.
  • To be considered the candidate should have built a strong research group or initiated research of major importance for developments in gerontology.
  • The nomination must include reasons for the nomination (described on a half to a full A4 page), in addition to a curriculum vitas and a publication list of the candidate. Self-applications are not accepted.
  • The prize will be awarded by a jury including the president and two vice presidents of NGF and the two most recent prize-winners.

The nomination should be sent to the president of NGF, Jette Thuesen:

Poster prizes

At the 27th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, poster presentations will be given special attention. During the closing ceremony, a total of 8 prizes, consisting of 2500 SEK each, will be delivered (4 in social sciences, 4 in medical sciences) to the best poster presentations. At least half of the prizes will be handed to PhD students. The assessment will be based on both abstract scoring as well as poster display (design, readability, creativity, etc.).

Poster prizes within medical sciences will moreover receive a digital book from Springer as well as free online access to the journal Aging Clinical and Experimental Research (for papers published until December 2023). We warmly encourage all poster presenters to go for it!

Read more about our poster prize sponsors.

NKG 2024 - showing various meeting locations

Contact us

Congress Secretariat: Academic Conferences

Support abstract questions

Phone +46 18 67 10 34 or +46 18 67 10 03

Important dates

2 October 2023 - Abstract submission and registration open

29 November 2023 - Deadline abstracts for symposia

15 January 2024 - Notification for accepted symposia

25 January 2024 - Deadline oral presentations and posters

26 February 2024 - Notification for accepted oral and poster presentation

26 February 2024 - Deadline for submission of individual abstracts within accepted symposia

8 March 2024 - End of Early Bird registration

15 May 2024 - Deadline to register with an accepted presentation

12-14 June 2024 Congress dates