The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: Various Awards

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research is accepting pre-proposals for three funding programs: Target Validation Pilot Awards, Target Optimization Awards and Priority Target Awards. Pre-proposals are due May 27, 2015 before 6 p.m. Awards are up to $100,000 for up to two (2) years (Target Optimization Award only).

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunities:

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research

Research Strategy: https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/research-strategy.html

Open Funding Opportunities: https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/apply-for-grant.html

Target Validation Pilot Awards: support research on promising, novel, PD-relevant targets; suited for projects where hypothetical or experimental rationale for target is compelling but where limited and study results can make case for continuing line of research

Target Optimization Awards: up to two years; support collaborative, multi-institutional teams to build more robust datasets that can validate targets within a specific, prioritized biological pathway as defined by MJFF scientific staff. For Fall 2015, scientific staff has identified targets involved in cellular protein handling as a priority for further validation and optimization.

Priority Target Awards: support projects addressing roadblocks and knowledge gaps in understanding biological mechanisms associated with high-priority PD targets already supported by a strong body of validation data.

Pre-proposals due May 27, 2015 by 6pm EST. Application Guidelines for awards. 

The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. Email or phone 919.962.3423. 

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