American Parkinson Disease Association Research 2013-2014

The American Parkinson Disease Association. (APDA) was founded in 1961 to Ease the Burden – Find the Cure through research, as well as patient and caregiver support and education.

APDA has been a funding partner in most major scientific breakthroughs and will provide $1,148,177 in new research funding for this fiscal year 2013-2014 (Sept. 1 -  Aug. 31) through the following programs:

Eight Centers for Advanced Research located in major academic and medical centers across the country intended to strengthen and help to integrate already existing investigative teams.  These Centers have at least three successful research programs, preferably NIH funded, that include significant patient-oriented research and are funded $75,000 per year located at Boston University School of Medicine; Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta; UNDNJ Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, New Brunswick, NJ; University of Virginia Medical School, Charlottesville; UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles; University of Pittsburgh; University of Alabama at Birmingham; Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis.

Four Post-Doctoral Fellowships awarded to support post-doctoral scientists whose research training holds promise into new insights of geriatric psychology, pathophysiology, etiology and treatment of Parkinson’s disease.  This is a fellowship of $35,000 per year for one year.

Seven Research Grants awarded for junior investigators to pursue research in Parkinson’s disease.  The applicant must be affiliated with and perform the research project at an academic institution.  This is a grant of $50,000 per year for one year, renewable.


American Parkinson Disease Association
Parkinson Plaza
135 Parkinson Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
Tel:  718-981-8001 or 800-223-2732