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The Michael J. Fox Foundation works tirelessly to accelerate promising research toward clinical testing and breakthroughs for Parkinsonís patients. While our strong emphasis is on funding translational and clinical research, we also support high-risk/high-reward discovery work to help keep new ideas flowing into the drug development pipeline. Learn more about our priorities on our Research Strategy page

Awardees benefit from working with the Foundation in many ways:

Below, learn more about funding programs that are currently open for applications, as well as upcoming initiatives. Sign up for our research newsletter to stay updated.

 

Open Funding Programs

Alpha-synuclein Pathology LEAPS 2014

Deadline: Pre-Proposals Due: June 16, 2014 no later than 6pm US ET

Two year grants to identify Alpha-synuclein (aSyn) subtypes in Parkinsonís disease pathology and other Synucleinopathies.

 

Target Validation Program

Deadline: Pre-Proposals Due: May 28, 2014

Two-year grants to nominate new therapeutic targets for Parkinsonís disease. An Edmond J. Safra Core Program for PD Research.

 

Therapeutic Pipeline Program

Deadline: Pre-Proposals Due: May 28, 2014

Our flagship program for supporting critical pre-clinical and clinical development of promising Parkinsonís therapies.†An Edmond J. Safra Core Program for PD Research.

 

Rapid Response Innovation Awards Program

Deadline: No deadline; applications accepted anytime

One-year grants to jump start new ideas in PD research. An Edmond J. Safra Core Program for PD Research.

 

LRRK2 Challenge 2014

Deadline: No deadline; applications accepted anytime.

One-year grants to uncover new insight into LRRK2 parkinsonism.

 

Dyskinesia Challenge 2014

Deadline: No deadline; applications accepted anytime.

One-year grants to identify and validate novel dyskinesia targets.

 

Neurotrophic Factors Challenge 2014

Deadline: No deadline; applications accepted anytime.

One-year grants to accelerate development of neurotrophic factor therapies.

 

Access Data & Biospecimens

Deadline: Rolling deadlines: April 14, June 12, August 14 and October 16

Access valuable data, biospecimens and tissue resources from several pre-clinical and clinical efforts

 
 

 

Programs Closed and in Review

Parkin Biology & Therapeutic Development 2013

Deadline: Closed as of June 19, 2013

One year grants to support pre-clinical studies investigating the biology of Parkin and two-year grants focused on the development of therapeutics targeting modulation of Parkin activity.

 

Cognition Biomarkers RFA 2013

Deadline: Closed as of June 19, 2013

Two-year grants to develop biomarkers of cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease.

 

LRRK2 Role in Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease 2013

Deadline: Closed as of June 19, 2013

Two-year grants to test the potential direct role of LRRK2 in the pathogenesis of idiopathic Parkinson's disease.

 

LRRK2 Pharmacodynamic Assays 2013

Deadline: Closed as of April 3, 2013

Two-year grants to identify and validate robust biological measures of LRRK2 function useful for therapeutic development.

 

Synuclein Therapeutic Acceleration Program (SynTAP 2013)

Deadline: Closed as of April 3, 2013

Two-year grants to support mid- to late-stage therapeutic development of small molecule compounds or biologics targeting alpha-synuclein. 

 
 

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In the old days, we would all just sit in a room and politely listen to each other...†This has changed I think, and MJFF has fostered this.

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