The ASAP Collaborative Research Network, a program of the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative being implemented through The Michael J. Fox Foundation, seeks to support international, multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research teams to address key knowledge gaps in the basic disease mechanisms that contribute to Parkinson’s development and progression.
The goal is to establish “research hubs” around priority areas with teams comprising the best researcher expertise to address key knowledge gaps, regardless of their geographical location or institutional affiliation.
Learn more about the ASAP initiative and funded teams at www.parkinsonsroadmap.org.
This program solely funds basic research aimed at understanding the 1) structure and function of the nervous system (and related physiological systems) and 2) disease mechanisms that contribute to Parkinson’s disease.
The specific priority areas for this RFA are:
- Biology of Parkinson's-associated Genes
- Neuro-immune Interactions
For both priority areas, ASAP is interested in understanding their dynamics during the prodromal period and how they are altered during the progression to overt disease.
ASAP is leveraging The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s grant administration and grantmaking infrastructure to receive applications, administer the review process and make grant awards to projects selected for funding.
Watch an on-demand webinar to learn more about ASAP and this funding program.