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Funding Opportunities

Investigating Environmental Factors that Increase the Risk for Parkinson’s Disease


The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to investigate environmental exposures, such as chemicals or toxic emissions, that increase the risk of PD and/or influence disease progression.

While there are reports linking a variety of environmental factors with risk of PD, much remains unknown regarding the identification of specific environmental factors, their role in disease, and quantification of their contributions. A better understanding of such factors could lead to efforts to reduce or prevent such exposures in order to reduce the risk of PD.

What Fits

Applications should focus on studies that achieve the following goals: 

  • Analyze large epidemiological datasets to identify environmental risk factors, such as exposure to chemicals, toxic emissions, air pollutants, and dietary contaminants, which are associated with an increased risk of PD.
  • MJFF is especially interested in funding projects that utilize large longitudinal datasets and will prioritize collaborative efforts that bring together teams of investigators with access to multiple diverse datasets.

This program is not appropriate for studies that require additional or prospective data collection.

Informational Webinar

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Application Process

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

Please note we made changes to our publication and indirect costs policies in early 2020. Review the updated Application Guidelines and the new open access publication policy for complete details. Contact with questions about the RFA, application process or these policies. 

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