Parkinson’s Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Students, 2019

Scholarship Description:

The Parkinson’s Foundation is awarding Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic Scientists and Clinical Neurologists. These enable young scientists to study at major research institutions.

The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community.

Degree level:

Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.

Field of Study:

Fellowships are awarded for Basic Scientists and for Clinical Neurologists.

Scholarship Award: 

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic Scientists: This program grants $110,000 over two years. This consists of $50,000 annually (to be used as salary) as well as a $5,000 annual research allowance to be used at the Fellow’s discretion, with sponsor/mentor approval, to pay for items such as books, training courses, travel costs (up to $2,000) or a computer. There is no provision for the deduction of postdoctoral taxes, institutional overhead or fees. We may approve $3,000 of the research allowance to defray the health insurance costs paid by the Fellow if the Fellow sends a written request.

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Clinical Neurologists: This award includes salary support of $60,000 per year.


  • This program is open to national and international applicants.
  • Scholarship can be taken at Major Research Institutions.

Eligibility Criteria:

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Basic Scientists 

The applicant must be within five years of receiving his or her Ph.D. at the time the award starts, and must name an individual who will serve as his or her research mentor and supervisor. This program is open to both national and international applicants. If awarded, a Postdoctoral Fellow must commit 90 percent of his or her effort to the Parkinson’s Foundation-funded project.

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Clinical Neurologists Program Overview

Applicants seeking a Postdoctoral Fellowship for Neurologists must possess an M.D. or equivalent and be within three years of having completed a residency in neurology at the time the award starts. Applicants may not have their own lab and must name an individual who will serve as his or her mentor and supervisor of their research. This program is open to national and international applicants. If awarded, we require a Clinical Fellow to commit 80 percent of his or her effort to the Parkinson’s Foundation-funded project.

English Language Requirements: 

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply: The Parkinson’s Foundation application process is highly competitive and only five percent of all proposals receives funding. To make the process more efficient for both applicants and reviewers, we require a two-step application. Initially, we ask applicants to send a letter of Intent. If selected by reviewers, the applicant can proceed to submit a full proposal.

You must submit the application online; we will not accept paper copies. The Parkinson’s Foundation will only consider funding applicants who submit intent letters by the specified deadline. We will notify applicants invited to submit a full proposal at least six weeks prior to the full application deadline. Please browse current grant deadlines here.

Postdoctoral applicants can review Parkinson’s Foundation application instructions for more information.

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

November 15, 2018 – Letter of Intent (LOI) submitted to Sponsor and February 12, 2019 – full applications submitted for internal review.

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