Opportunities Available

The Nathan Shock Centers provides opportunities for researchers, fellows, health professionals, and more.

Grant Deadlines

NIA Small Business Programs (SBIR & STTR)

Deadline: September 5, 2018

Funding up to $1.5 million to commercialize products addressing aging and aging-related diseases and conditions.

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NIA Small Business Programs (SBIR & STTR)

Deadline: September 5, 2018

Funding up to $1.5 million to commercialize products addressing aging and aging-related diseases and conditions.

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Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences

Deadline: September 14, 2018

Nominations now accepted for this $100,000 award recognizing outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research.

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Examining Diversity, Recruitment and Retention in Aging Research

Deadline: September 25, 2018

This NIH funding opportunity announcement encourages collaborative teams to target gaps in methods and outcomes regarding research participant recruitment and retention.

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Selective Cell and Network Vulnerability in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: September 25, 2018

The goal of this FOA is to define and characterize neural cell populations, neural circuits, and brain networks and regions that are vulnerable to brain…

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Analyses of CALERIE Data and Biospecimens to Elucidate Mechanisms of Caloric Restriction (CR)-Induced Effects in Humans (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - PA-18-823

Deadline: September 25, 2018

For R21 option, see companion grant for PA-18-824.

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Analyses of Adherence Strategies and Data Sets from CALERIE to Explore Behavioral and Psychosocial Aspects of Sustained Caloric Restriction in Humans (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: September 25, 2018

For R21 option, see companion grant PA-18-826.

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Alzheimer's Drug-Development Program (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: September 25, 2018

To provide funding support for the pre-clinical and early stage clinical (Phase I) development of novel small-molecule and biologic therapeutic agents that prevent Alzheimer's disease…

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Understanding Alzheimer's Disease in the Context of the Aging Brain (R01)

Deadline: September 25, 2018

To establish the role and impact of brain aging in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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Capturing Complexity in the Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms Involved in the Etiology of Alzheimer's Disease (R01)

Deadline: September 25, 2018

To support innovative research focused on understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the heterogeneity and multifactorial nature of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with the potential…

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Novel Approaches to Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease & Predicting Progression (R01)

Deadline: September 25, 2018

This FOA encourages research applications to identify novel biomarkers to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and to predict clinical course

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Early Stage Clinical Trials for the Spectrum of Alzheimer's Disease and Age-related Cognitive Decline (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: September 25, 2018

To develop and implement early stage (Phase I or II) clinical trials of promising pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in individuals with age-related cognitive decline and…

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Late Stage Clinical Trials for the Spectrum of Alzheimer's Disease and Age-related Cognitive Decline (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

Deadline: September 25, 2018

To develop and implement late stage (Phase II/III, III) clinical trials of promising pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in individuals with age-related cognitive decline and across…

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Life Sciences Research Foundation

Deadline: October 1, 2018

The Life Sciences Research Foundation funds Postdoctoral Fellows. The award is $62,000/year for three years ($186,000 total).

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University of Alabama at Birmingham's Nathan Shock Center Pilot/Feasibility Project Awards

Deadline: October 1, 2018

UAB’s Nathan Shock Center announces the availability of pilot/feasibility (P/F) project awards for investigators with a research focus to aging.

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The Sartorius & Science Prize for Regenerative Medicine & Cell Therapy

Deadline: October 1, 2018

An annual prize aimed at supporting and encouraging scientists focused on basic or translational research that advances medical progress in regenerative medicine and cell therapy.

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2018-2019 Jackson Lab Nathan Shock Center Pilot Projects Awards

Deadline: October 1, 2018

The proposed Pilot project should aim to make use of the Jackson Aging Center's aged mouse resources, phenotyping services, or tissues from their repository collections.

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The Sartorius & Science Prize for Regenerative Medicine & Cell Therapy

Deadline: October 1, 2018

An annual prize aimed at supporting and encouraging scientists focused on basic or translational research that advances medical progress in regenerative medicine and cell therapy.

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Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project (RMIP) Investigator-Initiated Studies (U01 – Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: October 19, 2018

Seeking cooperative agreement (U01) applications to support investigator-initiated clinical research studies aimed at furthering the field of regenerative medicine (RM) using adult stem cells.

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Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project (RMIP) (U44 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: October 19, 2018

Seeking cooperative agreement (U44) applications to support small business research studies aimed at furthering the field of regenerative medicine (RM) using adult stem cells.

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Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project (RMIP) (UT2-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: October 19, 2018

Seeking cooperative agreement (UT2) applications to support small business research studies aimed at furthering the field of regenerative medicine (RM) using adult stem cells.

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Regenerative Medicine Innovation Project (RMIP) Investigator-Initiated Clinical Trials (UG3/UH3 – Clinical Trial Required)

Deadline: October 19, 2018

Seeking highly meritorious clinical trial applications proposing to explore and enable the development of safe and effective regenerative medicine (RM) interventions using adult stem cells.

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Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03 Clinical Trial Optional)

Deadline: October 23, 2018

The goal of the GEMSSTAR program is to provide support for early-career physician-scientists trained in medical or surgical specialties or early-career dentist-scientists to launch careers…

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Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging (K76 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - RFA-AG-19-017

Deadline: October 24, 2018

For clinical trials, see award mechanism RFA-AG-19-018.

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Integrative Omics to Enhance Therapeutics Development for Healthy Aging (UH2/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Deadline: November 14, 2018

A phased innovation initiative to facilitate multi-omics/integrative approaches to identify omics profiles associated with protection against multiple aging conditions, with exceptional health span, and to…

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Dorothy Dillon Eweson Lecture Series – Call for 2018 applications

Deadline: November 15, 2018

A sponsorship to present your research findings at an annual scientific or medical specialty association meeting where aging related research is not the primary focus.

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NIA Small Business Programs (SBIR & STTR)

Deadline: January 5, 2019

Up to $1.5 million to commercialize products addressing aging and aging-related diseases and conditions.

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Events & Meetings

Pre-Submission Webinar for PAR-18-749 "Examining Diversity, Recruitment and Retention in Aging Research (R24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)"

August 14, 2018 | Webinar

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4th Annual Vail Scientific Summit - Regenerative & Translational Medicine: A Focus on Human Clinical Applications

August 19 - 21, 2018 | Vail, Colorado

List of speakers includes NSC Pilot Grantee Laura Niedernhofer.

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UK-ISR Conference on Precision Medicine and Ageing 2018

September 3 - 4, 2018 | London, United Kingdom

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Mitochondrial Bioenergetics and Healthy Aging

September 5, 2018 | Birmingham, AL

A Fall 2018 UAB Nathan Shock Center Seminar. Speaker: Anthony Molina, PhD.

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Jena Aging Meeting (JAM)

September 6 - 8, 2018 | Jena, Germany

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Epigenetics & Chromatin

September 11 - 15, 2018 | Cold Spring Harbor, NY

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9th International Workshop on HIV & Aging 2018

September 13 - 14, 2018 | New York City, NY

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The Molecular and Cellular Basis of Regeneration and Tissue Repair

September 15 - 19, 2018 | Valetta, Malta

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19th International Conference on Alzheimer's Drug Discovery

September 17 - 18, 2018 | Jersey City, NJ

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New Scientist Live

September 20 - 23, 2018 | London

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2018 Progeria Research Foundation 9th International Scientific Workshop

September 20 - 22, 2018 | Cambridge, MA

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Aging and Metabolism: Cell Symposium

September 23 - 25, 2018 | Sitges, Spain

Abstract submission deadline: May 4, 2018

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International Conference on Muscle Wasting

September 23 - 28, 2018 | Ascona, Switzerland

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International Bordeaux Conference: "Aging of memory functions: Where are we now?"

September 26 - 28, 2018 | Bordeaux

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Mechanisms of Aging

October 1 - 5, 2018 | Cold Spring Harbor, NY

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Team Leadership Training Program

October 4 - 5, 2018 | Galvenston, TX

The UTMB Pepper OAIC is hosting a free two-day training session for junior faculty from NIA funded centers interested in team science leadership. Registration Due July 31, 2018

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2018 International Conference on Aging and Disease

October 5 - 7, 2018 | Nice, France

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Principles and Techniques in Mouse Behavioral Phenotyping and Pharmacology

October 15 - 20, 2018 | Bar Harbor, ME

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2018 Barshop Symposium on Aging

October 18 - 21, 2018 | Bandera, TX

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Nutrient Signaling

October 25 - 28, 2018 | Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Abstract Deadline: August 3, 2018

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A Tale of Worms and Brains: Application of C. elegans to Accelerate the Translational Path for Neurogenerative Diseases

October 31, 2018 | Birmingham, AL

A Fall 2018 UAB Nathan Shock Center Seminar. Speaker: Guy Caldwell, PhD.

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MicrobiotaMi 2018

November 5 - 7, 2018 | Milan, Italy

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Fourth Annual Northeastern Glenn Symposium on the Biology of Aging

November 7, 2018 | New Haven, CT

Meeting registrations and abstracts due by October 15, 2018.

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Fourth Eurosymposium on Healthy Ageing (EHA)

November 8 - 10, 2018 | Brussels, Belgium

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Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting

November 14 - 18, 2018 | Boston, Massachusetts

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Animal Models of Episodic Memory

November 28, 2018 | Birmingham, AL

A Fall 2018 UAB Nathan Shock Center Seminar. Speaker: Jonathon Crystal, PhD.

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Neurodegenerative Diseases: Biology & Therapeutics

November 28, 2018 - December 1, 2018 | Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Abstract Deadline: September 14, 2018

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Pre-Submission Webinar for PAR-18-749 "Examining Diversity, Recruitment and Retention in Aging Research (R24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)"

December 11, 2018 | Webinar

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Targeting Cellular Powerhouses to Delay Aging and Mitigate Age-Related Diseases

December 12, 2018 | Birmingham, AL

A Fall 2018 UAB Nathan Shock Center Seminar. Speaker: Hazel Szeto, MD, PhD.

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Mitochondria in Aging and Age-Related Disease (J2)

January 13 - 17, 2019 | Keystone, CO

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American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) 2019 Annual Meeting

February 14 - 18, 2019 | Washington, DC

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Autophagy: From Model Systems to Therapeutic Opportunities (B2)

February 17 - 21, 2019 | Santa Fe, NM

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Cell Competition in Development and Disease (B6)

February 24 - 28, 2019 | Tahoe City, CA

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3rd Interventions in Aging Conference

March 3 - 6, 2019 | Nassau, Bahamas

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Epigenetics and Human Disease (X5)

March 17 - 21, 2019 | Alberta, Canada

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Genome Dynamics in Neuroscience and Aging

April 7 - 11, 2019 | Herzliya, Israel

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Immunometabolism, Metaflammation and Metabolic Disorders (D6)

April 14 - 18, 2019 | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Telomeres & Telomerase

April 30, 2019 - May 4, 2019 | Cold Harbor Spring, NY

Abstract Deadline: February 15, 2019

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The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019

May 23 - 25, 2019 | Gothenburg, Sweden

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Neurodegenerative Diseases: New Insights and Therapeutic Opportunities (Z2)

June 16 - 20, 2019 | Keystone, CO

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Biology of Aging Gordon Research Conference

July 14 - 19, 2019 | Newry, ME

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Health & Wellbeing in the Silver World: From Bench to Policy

October 24 - 27, 2019 | Taipei, Taiwan

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Job Opportunities

Post-doctoral Fellow

Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism and the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

University of Minnesota Medical School| Posted: August 16, 2018

The post-doctoral fellow will be developing assays for identifying drugs targeting pathways important for extending human healthspan.

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Post-doctoral Fellow

Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism and the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics

The University of Minnesota Medical School| Posted: August 16, 2018

The post-doctoral fellow will be working on characterizing the anti-senescence activity of stem cell EVs and the mechanism of action. 

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Postdoctoral Scholar - Age-related Metabolic Changes in Alzheimer’s Neurons

Henry Samueli School of Engineering, School of Biological Sciences

The Regents of the University of California| Posted: August 16, 2018

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Science Program Manager, Knowledge Environments

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative| Posted: August 13, 2018

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Science Program Manager, Neurodegeneration

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative| Posted: August 13, 2018

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Physician Scientist

The Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care Systems

University of Washington| Posted: August 13, 2018

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Assistant Specialist MBJ

Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders

The University of California, Irvine| Posted: August 13, 2018

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Post Doc U54

Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders

The University of California, Irvine| Posted: August 13, 2018

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Academic Programs Coordinator

UT Health Science Center at San Antonio| Posted: August 13, 2018

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Staff Research Associate I

Neurogenetics in Aging Laboratory

University of California San Francisco| Posted: August 13, 2018

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