Partnership Awards

Partnership Awards

Parkinson's Foundation-ABF Clinical Research Training Scholarship Program Overview

In 2007 the Parkinson's Foundation and the American Brain Foundation (ABF) began a collaboration to support our mutual interest in training outstanding clinician-scientists in the Parkinson's field. 

Successful Parkinson's Foundation-ABF Clinical Research Training Scholarship applicants receive a two-year award consisting of a $65,000 annual salary plus $10,000 in educational and research-related expenses per year. The award aims to recognize the importance of rigorous clinical research and encourage young investigators in clinical studies.

Eligibility & Restrictions:

  • Applicant must be an American Academy of Neurology member interested in an academic career in research, and have completed residency or a post-doctoral fellowship (for a Ph.D.) within the past five years of the start date of the award.
  • Priority will be given to those early in their research careers.
  • Applicants must define research as "patient-oriented research conducted with human subjects, or translational research specifically designed to develop treatments or enhance diagnosis of neurological disease. These areas of research include epidemiologic or behavioral studies, clinical trials, studies of disease mechanisms, the development of new technologies and health services and outcomes research." We also encourage disease-related studies not directly involving humans or human tissue if the primary goal is the development of therapies, diagnostic tests or other tools to prevent or mitigate neurological diseases.
  • Award supplementation is permitted with other grants or by the fellowship institution, but fellows may not accept other fellowships, similar awards or have another source of support that exceeds $75,000 annually. If fellows obtain similar awards, they are required to submit a revised budget for review or may need to forfeit the rest of the award.
  • Award only funds direct costs.


Please only submit one application - applicants are not allowed to submit applications for more than one award. Your application may be considered for another category at the discretion of the review committee, however, the system will only allow one application per person. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions portion of the website for more information.

For more information, contact:

Brooke Martin, Research Grant Administrator
Phone: (612) 928-6154

Parkinson's Foundation-PSG Mentored Clinical Research Award Program Overview

A grant from the Parkinson's Foundation to the Parkinson Study Group funds the Mentored Clinical Research Award for new investigators. The grant supports new investigators for a one-year project in patient-oriented research in Parkinson's or other parkinsonian disorders under the mentorship of an experienced investigator. Funding an investigator with the potential to become an independent researcher is the award goal.

We anticipate an award of $50,000 for the current application period. This award only funds direct costs.

Eligibility & Restrictions

  • Applicants for the Mentored Clinical Research Award should be clinicians and scientists who are within five years of having completed formal training.
  • Fellows may apply. If during formal training unusual circumstances occur delaying completion, "time out" periods will be allowed. Please explain these in the application cover letter.
  • Applicants must name a mentor with extensive research experience.
  • Either the applicant or the mentor must be a member of the Parkinson Study Group. The applicant may have co-mentors.


Please note that this is a collaborative fellowship and for this program, applicants cannot use the Parkinson's Foundation online grant management system. Instead, applicants should submit an electronic copy of the proposal in Microsoft Word of .pdf format to the Parkinson Study Group to with a cover note that includes the candidate's name and the title of proposal. Please visit the PSG website for more award details.


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