Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

APPLICATION – Academic year 2019-2020

Deadline: 03/12/2019

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Award Details

One year grants up to a maximum of $35,000 will be awarded to post-doctoral (MD,MD/PhD, OD, OD/PhD or PhD) research trainees.


To support post-doctoral trainees whose research training focus holds promise for new insights into the pathophysiology, etiology, and/or treatment of Parkinson’s disease.


Applicants must have completed their MD, OD, PhD, MD/PhD, OD/PhD or clinical residency program within two (2) years of the onset of the proposed award.

Application Process

  • Applicants should provide a research proposal not to exceed three (3) pages to include background rationale, research plan/methods, and significance.
  • A description of where the research will be done and the resources available.
  • Applications must include a letter of reference and support from the mentor and any other key collaborators.
  • The applicant should list all current and pending support.
  • The applicant’s NIH-Biosketch should be included.


Funding is not to be used for any of the following items:

  • Indirect costs.
  • Institutional overhead.
  • Travel expenses
  • Publication costs higher than $1,000.
  • Equipment cost higher than $8,000.


After the applicant clicks the submit button, they have the opportunity to print the complete application.

Disbursement of Fellowship Awards

Funds will be awarded as follows, subject to availability of funds:

  • 50% on or about September 2019.
  • 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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