CurePSP, a nonprofit research and grantmaking organization, works to increase awareness of progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and other atypical Parkinsonian disorders; fund research toward their treatment, cure and prevention; educate healthcare professionals about these brain disorders; and provide support, information, and hope for affected persons and their families. To that end, the organization is accepting applications for student fellowships for research on progressive supranuclear palsy.
The Urso Summer Student Program in PSP Research is designed to support students conducting summer research projects focused on PSP. The program seeks to encourage students at all postsecondary levels to pursue research in this field in the hope that they make PSP a long-term area of research interest. Research may be in basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological aspects of PSP and must be performed under the supervision of a faculty mentor with expertise in the field.
The maximum award is $3,000. Funds may be budgeted to cover the applicant’s stipend and research related expenses. Awardees will present the results of their research at the annual CurePSP Research Symposium in the fall (typically mid-November) following the completion of their summer project. CurePSP will provide awardees travel and lodging expenses for the symposium.
Undergraduate, graduate, and medical students are eligible to apply (residents, clinical fellows, and postdoctoral fellows are not).
See the CurePSP website for complete program guidelines and application procedures.