Clinical Research Training Scholarship
in Parkinson's Disease

Funded by the Parkinson's Foundation and American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology

The application period is June 1, 2022 – September 1, 2022.

This award aims to recognize the importance of rigorous clinical research and to encourage early-career investigators in clinical studies in Parkinson’s disease.

This award will consist of a commitment of $65,000 per year for two years, plus a $10,000 per year stipend to support education and research-related costs for a total of $150,000. Supplementation of the award with other grants is permissible, but to be eligible to apply for this award, the other grant source(s) cannot exceed $75,000 annually.


  • September 1, 2022: Application deadline: Note that this is the deadline for all documents, including those from the mentor and chair. Applications will be declined if this information is not submitted by September 1.
  • January 2023: Notification of recipients
  • July 1, 2023: Funding begins


  1. For the purpose of this scholarship, research is defined as “patient-oriented research conducted with human participants, or translational research specifically designed to develop treatments or enhance diagnosis of neurologic disease. These areas of research include epidemiologic or behavioral studies, clinical trials, studies of disease mechanisms, the development of new technologies, and health services and outcomes research.” Disease-related studies not directly involving humans or human tissue are also encouraged if the primary goal is the development of therapies, diagnostic tests, or other tools to prevent or mitigate neurological diseases.
  2. Recipient must be an AAN member interested in an academic career in neurological research who has completed residency or a PhD no more than 5 years prior to the beginning of this award (July 1, 2023). If you have completed both residency and a PhD, your eligibility is based on when you completed residency. If you completed a fellowship of any kind after residency, your eligibility is still based on the date you finished residency.
  3. Applicants at accredited US and international institutions are eligible.