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.
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.
Deadline Pre-Proposal: September 26th, 2018
Deadline full Proposal: January 22nd, 2019
Funding available: up to 500 000 USD.
Duration: 1-2 years