The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research works to accelerate promising research resulting in new therapies for people with Parkinson's. In 2020, the foundation awarded two hundred and thirty-one grants totaling $75 million in support of research projects around the world.
The foundation's newest funding program seeks to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in Parkinson’s disease (PD) research. To that end, the foundation seeks research proposals that will increase inclusivity and broaden understanding of PD and help speed the discovery of strategies for reducing risk and developing treatments for all people.
Researchers in non- and for-profit organizations both in and outside the United States are eligible for funding. As projects may require a range of expertise, MJFF encourages interdisciplinary teams of Parkinson’s researchers, experts at the intersection of aging and health disparities in underrepresented groups, and community organizations to apply.
For additional information, see the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research website.