The mission of the UAB Nathan Shock Center for Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging (UAB NSC) is to provide services, resources, consultation, and training for investigators performing research on the basic biology of aging.

As part of its mission the UAB NSC offers pilot/feasibility grants in the fields of aging research awarded one time a year on a competitive basis. The awards are intended to support scientists to obtain extramural funding for aging research. We particularly encourage applications from faculty level New Investigators (as defined by NIH) or established investigators new to aging research, and/or who are pursuing a new direction in the field. Applicants new to aging biology research should identify a collaborator, with a strong record in the field, who is willing to serve as a mentor. Priority will be given to applications that demonstrate close relevance to the Nathan Shock Center mission and the likelihood of future R01 funding from NIA.

Read more about the grants and learn how to apply.