The German Centre of Gerontology (DZA) grants the position "Honorary Associate" to excellent scientists in the field of social and behavioral ageing research, notably to former senior scientists of the institute. This position is granted for three years. The DZA and the honorary associate develop joint projects, e.g. joint papers, joint supervision of doctoral students, or joint research projects. After three years, the position "Honorary Associate" can be granted again for three years.