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Featured Research

What can we learn by studying genetics and Parkinson's? PDF-funded researchers Drs. Mata and Zabetian share their progress six years after launching the first large-scale survey of PD genetics in Latin America.

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PDF Grant Programs

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International Research Grants Program (IRGP)

Investigator-driven projects are a core piece of PDF’s philosophy to empower the community – of scientists, clinicians, people with Parkinson’s and health care professionals – to find creative solutions benefitting the seven to 10 million people worldwide living with Parkinson’s.

One way PDF supports investigator-driven projects is through the competitive International Research Grants Program (IRGP) - designed to promote innovative research that has high potential to significantly advance the knowledge of Parkinson’s disease, but that is unlikely to secure funding through more traditional sources. 

By supporting novel, “high risk/high reward” research, the goal of the IRGP is to enable investigators to demonstrate the feasibility of their ideas while generating preliminary data necessary for the support of future funding (typically, from the National Institutes of Health and other government funding agencies).

PDF currently supports this program with $742,500.

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Scientists: Apply to the International Research Grants Program