Human development and aging are areas of tremendous potential for
science as well society. The Margret M. and Paul B. Baltes
Foundation aims to advance research in developmental psychology and
gerontology and to underline its relevance in science and society.
It encourages researchers to dedicate projects and careers to these
fields and to widen the empirical and theoretical understanding of
humans and society in adulthood and old age. It aims to highlight
societal initiatives that point to the relevance of such research.
Margret and Paul Baltes furthered fundamental scientific thinking
and at the same time they wanted concrete social application of the
yielded insights. It is the mission of the Foundation to foster the
productive linkage between research and society. For this purpose,
it supports outstanding scientific achievement and paradigmatic