Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders

Funding Agency:
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Movement disorder specialists (neurologists with subspecialty training in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders) serve as an important bridge between scientific advances in the lab and positive patient outcomes in the care setting. While the demand for movement disorder specialists is increasing, not enough neurologists are receiving this vital training. To address this unmet need, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), in collaboration with longtime partner the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, introduced The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders. By funding academic centers to train new movement disorder clinician-researchers, this program aims to develop a network of highly trained specialists to be the next generation of leaders in Parkinson’s research and clinical care.

Deadline: Dec. 13, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders is open to established movement disorder centers worldwide and seeks to support promising MD and MD/PhD applicants. MJFF will award five two-year fellowships ($90,000 per fellow per year, $180,000 total). These funds may cover the fellow’s stipend, benefits and travel allowance. No indirect costs may be claimed for this award.

To allow centers time to identify the most competitive recipients, MJFF will award funding directly to qualified centers. Centers must then nominate prospective fellows for final review by MJFF. This nomination will include submission of the fellow’s CV to apply and a recommendation from the assigned mentor. Individual fellowship applicants are not eligible but are encouraged to inform institutions about this funding opportunity.

Amount

$180,000

Amount Description

MJFF will award five two-year fellowships ($90,000 per fellow per year, $180,000 total).

Funding Type

Fellowship
Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Curriculum Development
Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

December 13, 2019