The Stanley Fahn Junior Faculty Award honors longtime Parkinson’s Foundation Scientific Director Stanley Fahn, M.D., renowned for his clinical abilities and commitment to training the next generation of Parkinson’s disease (PD) scientists.
In conjunction with their institution’s commitment, the award gives junior investigators the support they need to develop their own independent funding source (such as an NIH R01 award) and stay in the PD research field. Becoming an independent research leader with his or her own research space is the ultimate goal.
The Parkinson’s Foundation seeks clinical, pre-clinical or basic research proposals that will directly impact the understanding of Parkinson’s or its treatment from promising early career scientists. Successful projects should include novel PD research hypotheses and be inventive in methodology or approach.
Dollar Amount: $300,000 over 3 years
Deadline: November 15 (LOI)
Eligibility: Junior faculty members possessing a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent are eligible to apply. Applicants must meet the National Institutes of Health (NIH) definition of a "new investigator." The Parkinson’s Foundation anticipates the typical applicant will hold an assistant professor level position with up to several years of experience. We will consider earlier stage faculty and those with more experience provided they meet the above eligibility criteria. We restrict this program to full-time faculty members of institutions in the U.S. and Canada with a current instructor or assistant professor post. As a career development initiative, the program is not open to current or prior holders of NIH R01 awards or their equivalent. An applicant must be in a tenure-track position or in the case of an Instructor, have the intent to begin a tenure-track position as shown by a support letter from his or her department chair.