The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s seeks to promote tangible tools and practices that improve quality of life for those suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Established by the celebrated American cyclist and Olympian Davis Phinney, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2000, the foundation supports research dedicated to the impact of exercise, speech, and movement in enhancing the well-being and happiness of those with Parkinson’s.
To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Intent to its 2019 Research Funding Program. Through the program, a total of $50,000 will be awarded in support of research projects, with priority given to those focused on exercise and nutrition. Awards can be used for both research and program costs.
Any researcher or program director with an innovative strategy to improve quality of life for those with Parkinson’s are eligible to apply.
Letters of Intent must be received by March 1. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by May 31, 2019.
See the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s website for complete program guidelines, snapshots of previously funded projects, and application instructions.