Research Grant

Research Grants: Academic Year 2020-2021

Deadline: 03/12/2020 

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Award details

One year grants 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 years.

The applicants will receive notification of the decision in July 2020. The APDA grant year runs from September 1st to August 31st.


APDA Research Grants are intended to support basic or applied research aimed at reducing the burden of Parkinson’s disease.  The APDA seeks to promote the entry of new investigators in to 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, but the selection committee will more favorably consider researchers who are new to the field of Parkinson’s disease.

Application Process and Proposal

Complete application form. Upload as one PDF document. Description of the research proposal should not exceed three (3) pages and should consist of background, specific aims, research design, and a statement of significance for Parkinson disease research. The applicant’s NIH biosketch should be included. The applicant should list all current and pending support, including sponsoring agency, amount and dates for awards. The application should indicate how other sponsored research complements or supplements the present proposal.

The three page limit only applies to the length of the proposal, not the entire application.

After the submit button is clicked, applicants can print the complete application.


Funding is not to be used for:

  • Indirect costs.
  • Institutional overhead.
  • Salary for the principal investigator higher than $50,000.
  • 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 2020.
  • 25% on receipt of an acceptable six (6) month scientific report.
  • 25% on receipt of acceptable twelve (12) month scientific and financial reports.

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