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The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders


Movement disorder specialists (neurologists with subspecialty training in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders) serve as an important bridge between scientific advances in the lab and positive patient outcomes in the care setting.

While the demand for movement disorder specialists is increasing, not enough neurologists are receiving this vital training. To address this unmet need, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), in collaboration with longtime partner the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, introduced The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders. By funding academic centers to train new movement disorder clinician-researchers, this program aims to develop a network of highly trained specialists to be the next generation of leaders in Parkinson's research and clinical care.


The program grants funding directly to academic centers, which then must identify and train a new movement disorder fellow over a two-year period. Grant support cannot be used for a fellow already enrolled or selected. The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders is open to academic centers worldwide; previously awarded centers qualify to apply. 


Since its launch in 2014, The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders has annually awarded funding to five international academic medical centers that each train a new movement disorder specialist over two years. Thanks to increased support from the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, MJFF expanded annual fellowship funding to eight centers beginning with the Class of 2024. Learn more about each class:

  • Class of 2018
  • Class of 2019
  • Class of 2020
  • Class of 2021
  • Class of 2022
  • Class of 2023: 
    • Fleni Hospital - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • McGill University/Montreal Neurological Institute - Montreal, Canada
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center - New York, New York
    • The Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at University of Florida Health - Gainesville, Florida
    • Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital - Paris, France

Applicant Q&A Teleconference

 Watch the recording to hear an overview of the program, eligibility and application process.

Application Process

  1. Download RFA and application template.
  2. Log in or create account in the grant application portal
  3. Submit your completed application.
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