Foundation Seeks Applications for Movement Disorders Research Grant

The Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Foundation (PMDF) is awarding one or more small grants of $10,000 for research into any aspect of Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders.

Application requirements:

  • A 1-page summary of the proposed research written in language a layperson could understand, including brief background, significance, and qualifications of the investigative team (typeface: Times font 12 or similar size, 1-inch margins).
  • A proposal written in scientific language, such as that used in a journal article, 3 to 10 single-spaced pages (typeface: Times font 12 or similar size, 1-inch margins). 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. Please be sure that the vitae contains current contact information.
  • 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 very short, abstract-style progress reports due on June 30, 2016 and December 30, 2016. Please e-mail completed application to Vi Tran, PMDF Executive Director ( Please direct grant-related questions to Mary Ann Chapman (

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