The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders
Movement disorder specialists — neurologists with subspecialty training in treating 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 increases, not enough neurologists are receiving this vital training. To address this unmet need, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) has introduced The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders with the goal of developing a network of highly trained clinician-researchers— the next generation of leaders in Parkinson’s patient-relevant drug development and expert clinical care.
The program has previously awarded two rounds of funding to support a total of 10 fellows:
In order to allow centers sufficient time to identify the most favorable recipients, MJFF will award promising training centers directly with funding for the fellowships. Once awarded, the center will be required to nominate the presumptive fellowship recipient for final review by MJFF.
- The program is designed to expand the capacity of leading centers to train movement disorder fellows. To be eligible for the fellowship, applying centers must identify and support a new fellow. Grant support cannot be used to support a fellow already enrolled in the center's program.
- Both US and international centers are eligible to apply.
- Previously awarded centers are eligible to apply.
Anticipated Award Announcement:
December 6, 2017 by 5p.m. ET
MJFF will award five two-year fellowships ($90,000 per fellow per year, $180,000 total).
For more information, visit the Administrative Guidelines page.
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