The Parkinson's Disease Foundation has two funding opportunities for pre-doctoral students.
PDF Summer Student Fellowships: Applications Due Monday, January 27th, 2014
PDF’s Summer Fellowship Program is used to support students – from advanced undergraduates to medical students – in their pursuit of Parkinson's-related summer research projects. Graduate students already conducting research may also apply if they can demonstrate a financial need (e.g., lack of summer funding)*. The goal of the Summer Fellowship is to cultivate an early interest in Fellows into the cause and possible treatments for Parkinson's disease.
Fellows work under the close supervision of a sponsor who is an expert in the Parkinson's community and oversees the project. Typically, summer fellowships are offered for 10 weeks of clinical or laboratory work with an award of $4,000.
The award is to be used to support the student's summer research, for example, to defray tuition costs of research credits or to supplement living/housing costs. This award may taxable; an IRS form 1099 will be sent to the recipient at the end of the calendar year.
* Graduate students- please email PDF for details on eligibility (email@example.com
For more information, you can read about the program from the following link:
To apply, you can log in or create an account from the following link:
PDF Student Travel Awards: Applications Due Monday, February 10th, 2014
The PDF Student Travel Award enables graduate and medical students working in Parkinson's disease research to attend and present data at related scientific conferences. Undergraduate students who have previously completed a PDF Summer Student Fellowship are also invited to apply.
Awards are up to $1,000 and can be used to pay for conference registration, transportation, and hotel. Applicants must justify the amount requested based on the projected cost of the above expenses.
After the conference, students will be asked to submit a report regarding the conference and receipts for the expenses justified in the application.
***For more information, please see the attached document.