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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Academic Centers to Support Fellowship Programs Related to Movement Disorders

Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/07/23 5:00 PM US ET Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA, Canada, and International academic centers to support fellowship programs for MD and MD/PhD applicants. Fellowships are intended to increase the number of trained specialists in the area of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. Grant funds may be used for fellows' stipends, benefits, travel, conferences, coursework, and other relevant educational opportunities.

The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders aims to grow the global base of movement disorder specialists — neurologists with additional training in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders — by training movement disorder clinician-researchers who can provide expert care and lead scientific advances.

As the demand for movement disorder specialists increases, not enough neurologists are receiving vital training in Parkinson’s and related conditions. To address this need, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), in collaboration with longtime partner the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, launched The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders. The program annually funds academic centers to train a new movement disorder clinician-researcher over a two-year period and is growing an international, collaborative network of next-generation leaders in Parkinson’s research and care.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders is open to established movement disorder centers worldwide and seeks to support the training of promising MD or MD/PhD fellowship applicants.

MJFF awards funding directly to qualified centers which then identify the most competitive fellowship candidates. Centers must then nominate their prospective fellow, with submission of the fellow’s CV and a letter of recommendation, for final review by MJFF.

Previously awarded centers – except those that received an Edmond J. Safra Fellowship grant in the most recent funding cycle – are eligible to apply.

As the program is designed to expand the capacity of leading centers to train movement disorder fellows, awarded centers must identify and support a new fellow.

Funding cannot be used to support a fellow already enrolled in or selected for the center’s fellowship program. Individual fellows are not eligible for this funding but are encouraged to inform institutions about this opportunity.

No indirect costs may be claimed for this award.

Pre-Application Information
- Applications Due: Thursday, December 7, 2023, 5:00 PM US ET
- Anticipated Award Announcement: Spring 2024
- Awarded Centers Identify Potential Fellows: September 2024(or before)
- Final Selection of Fellows: October 2024
- Fellowship Begins: Summer 2025 (or before)

Each academic center may apply only once per cycle. More than one application per academic center will not be accepted.

Applicant Q&A Teleconference Recording:

Number of Grants
MJFF will award eight fellowships.

Estimated Size of Grant
$180,000 total, $90,000 per fellow per year

Term of Contract
Two years

Contact Information
Apply Online:

For questions about the application, please email

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Grand Central Station
P.O. Box 4777
New York, NY 10163-4777

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