Fellowships & Early Career Awards

Fellowships & Early Career Awards

The Parkinson's Foundation offers several different grants to encourage young scientists, clinicians, and students to devote their talents to the study of Parkinson's disease (PD):

  • Launch Award: four-year, two-stage award for outstanding postdoctoral researchers that will enable them to complete needed mentored training and transition promptly to independent research careers in PD.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships: two-year fellowships for young scientists fresh from their Ph.D. training or neurology residencies. 
  • Visiting Scholar Awards: $4,000 stipend to support the travel and housing of scholar while visiting a host laboratory to learn new techniques that will benefit their Parkinson's research.
  • Summer Student Fellowships: fellowships for 10 weeks of clinical or laboratory work with a $4,000 award.
  • Melvin Yahr Early Career Award in Movement Disorders Researchaward created in honor of Dr. Melvin Yahr to support neurologists after residency.
  • Partnership Awards: collaborative partnerships supporting top clinician-scientist training, patient-oriented PD research and medical student PD studies.
  • Nurse Faculty Award: seed grant funding intended to support Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Scholars (alumni of the “VNF”).
  • Physical Therapy Faculty Award: seed grant funding intended to support Physical Therapy Faculty alumni.

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