Available Grants

Essential Tremor Foundation Seeks Grant Proposals

The IETF is calling for grant proposals that address the nosology, etiology, pathogenesis, treatment or other topics relevant to essential tremor (ET).

The aim is to stimulate inquiry into this poorly understood clinical disorder and to provide support to projects that are innovative and give promise of receiving more substantial support from NIH and/or other sources if sufficient preliminary information can be obtained from projects supported by the IETF.

To obtain an application and grant guidelines, go to www.essentialtremor.org/research or e-mail Catherine Rice at crice@essentialtremor.org.

American Parkinson Disease Association announces call for applications

Prestigious George C. Cotzias, MD, Memorial available for fiscal year 2014-2015

The American Parkinson Disease Association is pleased to announce the application process for this prestigious award is now open. In its 36-year history, the APDA Cozias Fellowship has been awarded to only 28 scientific investigators.

The fellowship was developed by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) in 1979 to honor Dr. Cotzias who was a pathfinder in the pharmacologic exploration of brain functions and in the treatment of Parkinson's disease with levodopa. The goal of the award, which provides financial support to recipients of $80,000 per year for 3-years, is to stimulate young neurologists to follow in Dr. Cotzias footsteps in understanding new discoveries that will lead to advances in treating neurological movement disorders.

The fellowship is awarded to promising young neurologists to help them establish careers in research, teaching and patient services relevant to the problems, causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease and related neurological movement disorders.

Applications are also open for APDA’s Research Grants and Post Doctorial Awards. For complete details and to apply visit the website.

Application deadline for all APDA funding in academic year 2015-2016 is April 1, 2015.

The Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Foundation (PMDF) is awarding several small grants of $5,000 each for research into any aspect of Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders.

The deadline to apply is November 25, 2014.

Application requirements:

  • A 1-page, single-spaced summary of the proposed research written in layperson language, including background, significance, and qualifications of the investigative team (Times font 12 or similar size, 1-inch margins).
  • A proposal written in scientific language, 3 to 10 single-spaced pages (Times font 12 or similar size, 1-inch margins). Please include background and significance, specific aims, hypotheses, description of the proposed study methods, description of the research facilities, and budget.
  • A vitae of the primary investigator. If the primary investigator is a student, please send a vitae for both the student and research supervisor.
  • Three relevant articles authored by the primary investigator. Grant requirements:
  • Money cannot be used to support travel, rent, or indirect costs.
  • Grantees will be required to submit two short, abstract-style progress reports.

    Please send completed application to: The Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Foundation, C/O Vi Tran, Executive Director, 18430 Brookhurst Street, Suite 202P, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 or via e-mail at
    (vtranpmdf@yahoo.com). Please direct grant-related questions to Mary Ann Chapman, PhD at
    (machapman@earthlink.net). Materials must arrive by end of day, November 25, 2014.