CurePSP, a nonprofit research and grantmaking organization, works to increase awareness of progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and other atypical Parkinsonian disorders; funds research toward the treatment, cure, and prevention of such disorders; educates healthcare professionals; and provides support, information, and hope for affected persons and their families. To that end, the organization is accepting applications from students for summer research fellowships.
The Urso Summer Student Program in PSP Research supports students conducting summer research projects focused on PSP. The program seeks to encourage students at all postsecondary levels to pursue research in the field in the hope of making PSP a long-term area of research interest. Projects may focus on any basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological aspect of PSP but 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 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.