Despite the projected increase in the number of people with Parkinson’s disease, there remains a shortage of those trained in the clinical research process necessary to advance therapies to benefit people living with the disease.
To that end, the Parkinson's Foundation is inviting applications for its Clinical Research Award program. Through the program, grants of up to $200,000 over two years will be awarded in support of clinically oriented research involving people living with Parkinson’s. Clinician-scientists of any stage of their career (from fellows to established faculty) may apply but preference will be given to junior investigators. It is anticipated that between two and three awards will be funded via this RFA.
Eligible applicants include all clinician-scientists who are licensed to care for patients regardless of nationality or location. Physicians must have completed a residency in neurology or be able to justify that their training pathway is of benefit to people with PD. Allied health professionals must hold an advanced research degree, typically a PhD. 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 are due January 21, 2020. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by April 6, 2020.
See the Parkinson's Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.