Research & Impact

Parkinson’s Research

APDA proudly invests in the most promising clinicians and scientific projects focused on the discovery of the cause(s) and finding the cure for Parkinson’s disease.

We are committed to scientific research and have been a funding partner in most major Parkinson’s disease scientific breakthroughs, investing more than $170 million in research since 1961. Many APDA funded researchers have successfully leveraged pilot data to secure multi-million dollar grants through the National Institute of Health.


Past Funded Research

APDA has been a funding partner in most major scientific breakthroughs since 1961. Here’s some of the work we’ve funded:

What we fund

APDA maintains eight Centers for Advanced Research in major academic and medical centers across the country intended to strengthen and help integrate already existing investigative teams. Our focus is to bring the best new talent to the field of Parkinson’s Disease research, so we also annually award individual research grants and fellowships for promising research by experienced and young scientists.


Opportunities for funding

APDA proudly invests in the most promising clinicians and scientific projects focused on the discovery of the cause(s) and finding the cure for Parkinson’s disease through the following grant programs:


George C. Cotzias Fellowship
This award is a fellowship of $240,000 over a three year period.Apply

Post-Doctoral Fellowship
This is a fellowship of $35,000 for one year.Apply

Research Grants
This one year grant of $50,000 can be renewed.Apply

Summer Student Fellowship
Offered for 10 weeks of clinical or laboratory work with an award of $4,000.Apply