Edmond J Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders Now Open to Applications

Established in 2000, the Michael J Fox Foundation (MJFF) was set up to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease and ensure the development of improved therapies.

MJFF runs the Edmond J Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders to expand the global base of movement disorder specialists (neurologists with subspecialty training in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders) by training movement disorder clinician-researchers who can provide expert care and lead scientific advances. MJFF recognises that as the demand for movement disorder specialists increases, not enough neurologists are receiving vital training in Parkinson’s and related conditions.

The initiative seeks to fund academic movement disorder centres worldwide to train new movement disorder clinician-researchers over a two-year period, thereby developing an international, collaborative network of next-generation leaders in Parkinson’s research and care.

Funding is open to established movement disorder centres in any country. The centres must have the capacity to identify and train new movement disorder fellows over a two-year period. Fellows selected by the centres must be promising MD or MD/PhD applicants.

Grants are available to cover eight two-year fellowships. Each fellow will be eligible for $90,000 per year ($180,000 in total). The 2021 call is for fellowships starting in summer 2023. Funding can cover the fellow’s stipend, benefits and travel allowance.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 9 December 2021 (17:00 ET).

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