The Parkinson’s Foundation welcomes applications for its Movement Disorders Fellowships program.
Through the program, funding will be provided to an institution to cover the cost (salary and associated costs) over two years of training of an incoming movement disorders fellow. This is not an award to an individual, and the institution is responsible for recruiting and selecting the fellow to receive training.
Programs applying for a Movement Disorders Fellowship grant will be evaluated on their track record for training fellows in movement disorders, including their clinical care and research environments and training opportunities. Programs that provide fellows with in-depth exposure to clinical research in addition to clinical training are encouraged to apply. The foundation will also take into consideration less-established programs where support could provide an opportunity for growth (geographic, patient, and/or diversity). Programs will nominate an incoming fellow for consideration as part of the application process.
The potential total award is $103,750 a year for two years, including annual support of up to $75,000 for salary, matching the institution’s PGY-5/6 pay scale. An additional 25 percent of salary will be included for other costs such as fringe benefits, malpractice insurance, research allowance, and travel; a stipend of $10,000 is provided for dedicated mentoring support. The foundation anticipates that up to three awards will be funded via the RFA.
Eligible applicants include North American institutions with an established movement disorders fellowship program. Potential fellows may be of any nationality and must have completed a residency in neurology. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
See the Parkinson’s Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.