Funding Opportunities

Grants for Parkinson's Research

The application period for this funding opportunity has closed. See key dates in the section below for information about the process.

Awards: Up to $9 million over three years, per team (additional funding available for certain pre-clinical models).

The ASAP initiative is accepting applications to support multidisciplinary research teams to join the newly established ASAP Collaborative Research Network. ASAP seeks to fund research projects that address key knowledge gaps in the basic mechanisms that contribute to Parkinson’s development and progression.

Applications that focus primarily on Circuitry and Brain-body Interactions, inclusive of genetic and neuro-immune contributors to disease, will be considered.

Circuitry and Brain-Body Interactions

This RFA was open to international organizations including public and private non-profit groups, agencies of the U.S. federal government, and for-profit entities. Applications were submitted by multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research teams consisting of three to five investigators.

ASAP is working with The Michael J. Fox Foundation to implement this award process.

Key Dates


September 22

Online application portal opens for pre-proposal submission

December 11

Pre-proposal deadline


March 1-5

Notification of invitation to submit full proposals

April 13

Full proposal deadline

June 21-25

Earliest notification of invitation to interview

July 12-23

Finalist virtual interviews held


Funding decisions made


Anticipated funds available

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