American Parkinson Disease Association Research

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 has awarded more than $42 million in research grants to date. APDA maintains eight Centers for Advanced Research and individual research grants and fellowships are awarded annually for promising research by experienced and young scientists. A prominent panel of the country's most outstanding neurologists and scientists reviews all research applications and recommends funding of the more promising ones.

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; Rutgers 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.

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.

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