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Freezing of Gait (FOG) in Parkinson’s Disease Research Program


This program supports clinical studies that advance the knowledge of Freezing of Gait (FOG) and balance disorders to support therapeutic treatments. Applications are open to multi-centric studies with cross-disciplinary teams.

Funding will support projects that aim to:  

  • Develop and validate new study designs, measures and outcome assessments for FOG 

  • Advance understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms of FOG 

  • Conduct interventional studies testing therapeutic strategies to alleviate FOG, improve mobility and/or reduce falls 

The program will prioritize proposals with the strongest potential to advance knowledge of and treatment for FOG while fulfilling the following criteria:  

  • Multi-centric studies that foster a comprehensive approach or facilitate longitudinal work in function of early detection and prevention   

  • Cross-disciplinary teams with collaborators from multiple areas of expertise (e.g. clinicians, pathologists, experts in imaging, statisticians/epidemiologists, etc.) 

  • Funded programs are willing to share data in a pre-competitive manner, to help progress the field   

For this round, MJFF will not consider applications for pre-clinical model studies.  

Industry and academic researchers in and outside the United States are welcome to apply.  

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