The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF)

The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is leading the charge toward a world without Parkinson’s disease (PD). A renaissance is taking place in Parkinson’s research and therapeutic development.

Note: The below calls have now expired. There are no new calls are this time.

Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders

Subsidy: $180,000

Funding rate: 100%

Deadlines: 9 December 2021

Project duration: 2 years

Consortium: Academic centers worldwide that are able to train a movement disorder clinician-researcher over a two-year period are eligible.

Scope: Movement disorder specialists (neurologists with subspecialty training in 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 is increasing, not enough neurologists are receiving this vital training. To address this unmet need, the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), in collaboration with the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, introduced The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders. By funding academic centers to train new movement disorder clinician-researchers, this program aims to develop a network of highly trained specialists to be the next generation of leaders in Parkinson’s research and clinical care.


Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Parkinson’s Disease Research

Subsidy: $50,000 – 400,000


  • Pre-proposal: 21 April 2021
  • Full proposal: 5 August 2021

Project duration: 18 – 36 months

Consortium: Researchers or clinicians in U.S. and non-U.S. public and private non-profit or for-profit entities can apply. Industry, academic, and/or non-profit collaborations are encouraged when appropriate.

Scope: Proposals should aim to increase knowledge about Parkinson’s disease in populations that have been excluded from or underrepresented in research. This will increase inclusivity and help broaden our understanding of Parkinson’s disease.

Studies should be based on underrepresented populations from at least one of the following Parkinson’s disease areas:

  • Disease burden
  • Risk and Pathology
  • Assessments
  • Clinical course
  • Access to care.


About the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF)

Since their Foundation’s inception, they have operated with one single-minded goal: putting themselves out of business by finding the cure for Parkinson’s. Driven by this admittedly unusual approach, they have designed a milestone-driven, innovative and high-risk model to identify and accelerate those ideas with the greatest potential to solve field-wide problems, accelerate the pace of research and make a tangible impact on patients’ unmet needs. Everything they do is in service of their mission to eradicate Parkinson’s altogether.

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