Call for Movement Disorders Grant

Letters of Intent Deadline: October 31, 2016

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

  • Money cannot be used to support travel, rent, or indirect costs.
  • Grantees will be required to submit very short, abstract-style progress reports on December 30, 2017.

Please send a 1-page letter of intent briefly describing the project rationale, methods, hypotheses, and investigator qualifications. E-mail letter of intent to Vi Tran, PMDF Executive Director ( Please direct grant-related questions to Mary Ann Chapman, PhD ( Letter must arrive by end of day, October 31, 2016. Please visit our website to learn more about the PMDF

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Announces 2017 Clinical Scientist Development Award Competition

Pre-proposals are being sought from junior physician-scientist faculty conducting clinical research in any disease area. Competitive applicants are expected to have research experience and publication records consistent with the rank of assistant professor. 

The Clinical Scientist Development Award does not require institutional nomination. This competition employs a two-stage process.

Pre-proposals will be reviewed and up to 50 applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. 

In keeping with the wishes expressed in Doris Duke's will, experiments that use animals or primary tissues derived from animals will not be supported by this program.

For complete details, visit the Clinical Scientist Development Award web page.

Application Deadlines


  • Pre-Proposals Due: November 29, 2016, 3 PM EST
  • Invitation to submit full proposal: By 5 PM EST on January 20, 2017
  • Full proposals due: March 17, 2017, 3 PM EST
  • Award Start Date: July 1, 2017

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 or e-mail Catherine Rice at