Research Grants

Research Grants: Academic Year 2024-2025

Letter of Intent due: Dec 16, 2023.

Invitation for full application: Early February 2024

Full Application due: April 2024

Award details

One year grant up to a maximum of $75,000 will be awarded to research scientists (MD, MD/PhD, or PhD). The same investigator can reapply the following year to be considered for a second consecutive year of funding. When submitting applications for a grant on the same subject for the second consecutive year, the applicant will also submit a report of the results obtained during the prior APDA funding year.

The applicants will receive notification of the decision in June 2024. The APDA grant year runs from September 1st, 2024, to August 31st, 2025.


APDA Research Grants are intended to support research aimed at developing new insights into the pathophysiology, etiology and/or treatment of Parkinson’s disease. Grant proposals can address research questions anywhere along the pipeline from basic science to rehabilitation-focused projects. APDA seeks to promote the entry of new investigators into the field of Parkinson research, as well as to support important new ideas in the field worthy of investigation.


All research scientists in the field of Parkinson’s research can apply, including scientists from outside the US. The selection committee will more favorably consider researchers who are new to the field of Parkinson’s disease.

Application Process and Proposal

Required information in the Letter of Intent:

  1. Provide an overview of research activities to be carried out. You can upload figures in supplemental materials. (400 words)
  2. Highlight the novelty of the current research as well as the relevance and potential significance of the findings to the PD community (100 words)
  3. Indicate collaborations with other internal or external researchers/organizations. (50 words)
  4. Explain why your institution and your lab are equipped to perform this research (100 words)
  5. Provide a narrative of how the budget will be allocated (% personnel, % equipment, etc.) (50 words)
  6. Citations (unlimited)

 In addition, the applicant’s NIH biosketch is required.


10% of the total funding ($7,500) can be allocated to indirect costs. This is included in the $75,000.

Funding is not to be used for:

  • Travel expenses.
  • Publication costs higher than $1,000.
  • Equipment costs higher than $8,000.

Grant Disbursement

Funds will be awarded as follows:

  • 50% on or about September 2024.
  • 25% on receipt of an acceptable six (6) month scientific report.
  • 25% on receipt of acceptable twelve (12) month scientific and financial reports.