What We Fund Research & Impact What We Fund What We Fund Funded Research 2016-2017 Funded Research 2015-2016 Funded Research 2014-2015 Funded Research 2013-2014 Funded Research APDA has been a funding partner in most major scientific breakthroughs and has awarded more than $46 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. Grants are awarded through a competitive application process and reviewed by APDA’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB is comprised of scientists with a wide array of backgrounds and expertise in all areas relevant to Parkinson’s disease research. Eight Centers for Advanced Research are located in major academic and medical centers across the country intended to strengthen and help to integrate already existing investigative teams. These Centers receive funding to support large research programs which include: research trainees; fellowship programs; early stage discovery programs and later stage clinical translation. These Centers facilitate research which is at the forefront of investigation into the causes, treatments and ultimately the cure(s) for Parkinson’s disease. Post-Doctoral Fellowships awarded to support post-doctoral scientists whose research holds promise to provide new insights into the pathophysiology, etiology and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. This is a fellowship of $35,000 per year for one year. Research Grants awarded to investigators affiliated with and performing Parkinson’s disease research at major academic institutions across the United States. This is a grant of $50,000 per year for one year, renewable. Summer Student Fellowships support students – from advanced undergraduates to medical students – in their pursuit of Parkinson’s-related summer research projects. In 2016, APDA and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) partnered to expand their existing Summer Student Fellowship Programs with a goal of cultivating students’ early interest in helping to solve, treat and end Parkinson’s and providing the tools they need to transition into leaders in the field. Summer Fellowships are offered for 10 weeks of clinical or laboratory work with an award of $4,000.