Fellowships & Early Career Awards

Funding Agency:
Parkinson's Foundation

The Parkinson's Foundation offers several types of 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. LOI Due: Oct. 27, 2023
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships: two-year fellowships for young scientists fresh from their PhD training. LOI Due: Oct. 27, 2023
  • Summer Student Fellowships: fellowships for 10 weeks of clinical or laboratory work with a $4,000 award.  Application Due: February 2, 2024
  • Visiting Scholar Awards: $4,000 stipend to support the travel and housing of scholar.  Application Due: February 2, 2024
  • Melvin Yahr Parkinson’s Disease Clinical Research Awardaward created in honor of Dr. Melvin Yahr to support neurologists after residency. Deadline: Jan. 11, 2024


Agency Website

Areas of Interest


Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

February 2, 2024