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Nathan Shock New Investigator Award

Nathan Shock

The Nathan Shock New Investigator Award is given annually for innovative and influential publications. 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 $1,500 award is designed to acknowledge outstanding contributions to new knowledge about aging through basic biological research.

May 1st


  • Nominees must have a PhD, MD, DDS, or equivalent degree and must be within seven years of their postdoctoral research.
  • Formal nomination letter.
  • A current Curriculum Vitae.
  • A summary of the research (no more than 1,000 words).
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A re-print of relevant research papers.

In order to nominate someone for the Nathan Shock Award, please send your nomination packet to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with a subject of "Shock Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.