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Featured Research

What can we learn by studying exercise and Parkinson's? PDF-funded researcher Kristen Pickett, Ph.D., is using magnetic resonance imaging to help find answers to improve life for people with PD.

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PDF Grant Programs

Are you interested in furthering Parkinson's science? View PDF's open grant programs.

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Fellowship & Career Development Grants

The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) offers mentored fellowships, training opportunities and career development awards to generate interest in Parkinson’s research and patient care among basic scientists and clinicians and to encourage these young scientists and clinicians to devote their talents to the study of Parkinson’s.  PDF offers several fellowships - five through its own programs and three others through collaborations with other organizations.

PDF Sponsored Fellowships

PDF grants one-year Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic Scientists to young scientists, fresh from their Ph.D. training, to study the cause(s) of and cure for Parkinson’s at major research institutions.  For young clinicians who have completed their neurology residency and are seeking clinical research experience, PDF offers the Postdoctoral Fellowships for Neurologists

PDf also offers Summer Fellowships for advanced undergraduates and graduate and medical students.

PDF Co-Sponsored Fellowships

Three additional mentorship initiatives that are funded by PDF are competitive fellowships administered by other organizations.  The Parkinson Study Group (PSG) administers the Mentored Clinical Research Award and the American Brain Foundation administers the PDF-ABF Clinician-Scientist Development Award. The PDF-HHMI Year-Long Medical Fellows Initiative is a collaborative partnership between PDF and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

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Scientists: Apply to the Fellowship and Career Development Program