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Nathan Shock New Investigator Award

Nathan ShockThe Nathan Shock New Investigator Award is given annually for innovative and influential publications by an early career professional (Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level). Established in 1986 to honor Dr. Nathan Shock, a pioneer in gerontological research at the National Institutes of Health, and a founding member of The Gerontological Society of America, the award is designed to acknowledge outstanding contributions to new knowledge about aging through basic biological research. 

The recipient receives a $1500 cash award. 

Submission Period
February 1-April 14, 2020

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominees must have a PhD, MD, DDS, or equivalent degree and must be within seven years of their postdoctoral research.

Nomination Process
Click here to access the online nominations form. 

Required Nomination Packet Materials:

  • A single nomination letter signed by at least three (3) supporters.
  • A current Curriculum Vitae.
  • A summary of the research (no more than 1,000 words).
  • A re-print of relevant research papers.

Nature of Award
The recipient receives a $1500 cash award, a framed certificate, and will present a brief lecture at the Biological Sciences Section Business Meeting and Award Presentation at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting.

Past Awardees
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