The Parkinson's Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its Clinical Research Award. Through the annual program, grants of up to $200,000 over two years will be awarded to support the research expenses of a clinician-scientist whose clinically oriented research involves people living with Parkinson's disease.
Clinician-scientists at all stages of their career (from fellows to established faculty) may apply, but preference will be given to junior investigators. Physicians must have completed a residency in neurology or be able to demonstrate that their training pathway is of benefit to people with PD. Allied health professionals must hold an advanced research degree, typically a PhD. In addition, all applicants must demonstrate a significant research focus on PD.
Applicants who are fellows in a mentored status or within two years of starting an independent position must identify an appropriate mentor with research experience to provide oversight of the proposed project.
Letters of Intent must be received no later than January 22, 2018. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by April 16, 2018.
For complete program guidelines and application procedures, see the Parkinson's Foundation website.