THE FUNKE-FURBER GERONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH AWARD

The Funke-Furber Gerontological Research Award supports applied research designed to enhance and advance care for the elderly.

This Award is administered in partnership with UVic Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH).

Applicants must be health care professionals, graduate students or undergraduate students registered in an educational program offered by UVic.  Applicants must also be UVic IALH affiliates.

Applications to be submitted to the Eldercare Foundation between:  November 27, 2020 and January 8, 2021.  

History

The Funke-Furber Gerontological Research Award was established in 2010 by Jeanette Funke-Furber and Robert Furber, long-time supporters of the Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation and strong believers in the importance of research and continuing education for health care professionals.


Jeanette and Robert moved to Victoria in 1985 and Jeanette became the Assistant Executive 
Director of the Health Care Service of the Juan de Fuca Hospitals and Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria’s School of Nursing. She retired from health care administration in 2000 and joined Robert in managing their technology company, Intec Automation Inc. Jeanette’s involvement in care for the elderly began in 1980 and through her work at the Juan de Fuca Hospitals she became involved with the Foundation as a liaison. In 1999 Jeanette became an Eldercare Foundation Member and was elected to serve on the volunteer Board of Directors that same year. Board President of the Eldercare Foundation for two years commencing in July 2001, Jeanette also served on many Foundation committees over the years, including the Awards Committee. 

Robert and Jeanette believe that gerontological research needs to be carried out which brings new knowledge to provide the best care for seniors. This belief prompted their decision to create the Funke-Furber Gerontological Research Award to support health care professionals undertaking research in gerontology in order to enhance and advance care for the elderly.

Purpose and Support
The Funke-Furber Gerontological Research Award supports applied research designed to enhance and advance care for the elderly.

Financial support for applied research projects is provided by the Funke-Furber Gerontological Research Award. Funds are held by and administered through the Greater Victoria Eldercare Foundation. Research support is provided by the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (IALH) at the University of Victoria (UVic).