The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders aims to grow the global base of movement disorder specialists — neurologists with additional training in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders — by training movement disorder clinician-researchers who can provide expert care and lead scientific advances.
As the demand for movement disorder specialists increases, not enough neurologists are receiving vital training in Parkinson’s and related conditions. To address this need, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), in collaboration with longtime partner the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, launched The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders. The program annually funds academic centers to train a new movement disorder clinician-researcher over a two-year period and is growing an international, collaborative network of next-generation leaders in Parkinson’s research and care.
The program grants funding directly to academic centers, which then must identify and train a new movement disorder clinician-researcher 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 — except those that received an Edmond J. Safra Fellowship grant in the most recent funding cycle — are eligible to apply.
Since its introduction, The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders has annually funded five international academic medical centers to each train a new movement disorder clinician-researcher over two years. Thanks to increased support from the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, MJFF expanded annual funding to eight centers beginning with the Class of 2024.
Learn more about each fellowship class:
- Class of 2018
- Class of 2019
- Class of 2020
- Class of 2021
- Class of 2022
- Class of 2023
- Class of 2024
- Cleveland Clinic – Cleveland, Ohio
- Emory University – Atlanta, Georgia
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – Baltimore, Maryland
- Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center – Nijmegen, the Netherlands
- Rush University Medical Center – Chicago, Illinois
- Toronto Western Hospital – Ontario, Canada
- University College London – London, England
- University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Applicant Q&A Teleconference
MJFF hosted a teleconference to answer questions related to the program as well as the application and funding process. You can watch the recording here.