The U.S. Department of Defense is seeking applications for the following FY17 Parkinson's Research Program (PRP) Awards:
Investigator-Initiated Research Award
The PRP Investigator-Initiated Research Award supports highly rigorous, high-impact research projects that have the potential to make an important contribution to Parkinson’s disease research and/or patient care. This award mechanism supports the full spectrum of research from basic science through clinical research that specifically focuses on scientific and clinical Parkinson’s disease issues, which, if successfully addressed, have the potential to make a major impact in understanding, preventing, diagnosing, or treating Parkinson’s disease or enhancing the well-being of individuals experiencing the impact of the disease. All organizations, including international organizations, are eligible to apply.
Amount: The anticipated total costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY17 PRP IIRA will not exceed $1M for a single investigator or $2.5M for the Partnering PI Option
Early Investigator Research Award
The PRP Early Investigator Research Award supports Parkinson’s disease-focused research opportunities for individuals in the early stages of their careers, under the guidance of a designated Mentor. The Early Investigator is considered the Principal Investigator (PI) of the application and must exhibit strong potential for, and commitment to, pursuing a career as an investigator at the forefront of Parkinson’s disease research; however, the PI is not required to have previous Parkinson’s disease research experience. Clinical fellows applying to the PRP EIRA mechanism should be specializing in movement disorders. Applications must include at least one Mentor, appropriate to the proposed research project, who has experience in Parkinson’s disease research and mentoring as demonstrated by a record of active funding, recent publications, and successful mentorship. The selected Mentor(s) should also demonstrate a clear commitment to the development of the PI toward independence as a Parkinson’s disease researcher. The investigator must be a postdoctoral or clinical fellow within three years of advanced degree or residency training (or equivalent) as of the application deadline. Clinical fellows must be specializing in movement disorders.
Amount: The anticipated total costs budgeted for the entire period of performance for an FY17 PRP EIRA will not exceed $321,000
Letter of Intent Deadline (for both awards): August 17, 2017
Application Deadline (for both awards): August 31, 2017