Monday, March 21, 2011

Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant

The Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant was founded to aid doctoral students researching topics relevant to aging and later-life learning. This $5,000 grant honors the work of K. Patricia Cross, PhD, former Board Member and Professor Emerita at the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. Road Scholar is the new program name of Elderhostel, Inc.
We encourage graduate students whose doctoral research focuses on topics relevant to Road Scholar or later-life learning to apply. This is the fifth year Road Scholar is offering the grant.

Grant Specifications
This $5,000 grant may be used in any way that aids the recipient in either the completion or publication of their research and dissertation results. Previous recipients have used the grant to publish her dissertation research and results.
The Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant recipient will be determined by a selection committee consisting of professors, practitioners and other leaders in the field of later-life learning. Please check out the list of previous selection committee members in the yellow box to the right.

Applicants must be:
• A graduate student already conducting their doctoral research.
• A doctoral candidate in any field where their research will have a significant impact on the field of later-life learning (education, psychology, gerontology, social work or a related discipline).

Contact Us
Should you have any questions concerning the Elderhostel K. Patricia Cross Doctoral Research Grant, please feel free to email

For more information and to access the application form, visit: