Michael J. Fox - Risk and protective factors PD

The Michael J. Fox Foundation has published a call seeking research using epidemiological datasets to identify risk and protective factors for Parkinson's disease. First deadline: September 26th, 2018.

Michael J. Fox Foundation funds research on Parkinson's disease.

Using Epidemiological Datasets to Identify Risk and Protective Factors for Parkinson's Disease

The call support studies using large, existing epidemiological datasets to identify factors that decrease the risk of Parkinson's disease (PD). The purpose of this program is to identify factors such as lifestyle behaviors (e.g., diet and exercise) or use of pharmacological or other medical interventions that decrease the risk of PD and could be used to develop prevention and/or treatment approaches. Lifestyle factors may reduce the risk of PD or delay the onset.

Interventions for a variety of other medical conditions may also contribute to risk by providing protection against PD. This approach may also identify pharmacological interventions that could potentially be repurposed to treat PD or novel targets for further research.

MJFF is especially interested in funding projects that utilize large longitudinal datasets and will prioritize collaborative efforts that bring together teams of investigators with access to multiple diverse datasets.


Two-stage process

Deadline Pre-Proposal: September 26th, 2018
Deadline full Proposal: January 22nd, 2019


Funding available: up to 500 000 USD.
Duration: 1-2 years

Link to Call

Using epidemiological datasets to identify risk and protective factors for Parkinson's disease

Published Aug. 3, 2018 1:06 PM - Last modified Aug. 3, 2018 1:06 PM