Fellowships & Early Career Awards

Funding Agency:
Parkinson's Foundation

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 Awardfour-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: November 16, 2021
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships: two-year fellowships for young scientists fresh from their Ph.D. training or neurology residencies.  LOI Due: November 16, 2021
  • 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. Application Due: December 8, 2021
  • Summer Student Fellowships: fellowships for 10 weeks of clinical or laboratory work with a $4,000 award.  Application Due: December 8, 2021
  • 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. Apply September 10 – October 22, 2021.


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

October 22, 2021