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2020 Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders

Movement disorder specialists (neurologists with subspecialty training in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders) serve as an important bridge between scientific advances in the lab and positive patient outcomes in the care setting.

While the demand for movement disorder specialists is increasing, not enough neurologists are receiving this vital training. To address this unmet need, The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), in collaboration with longtime partner the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, introduced The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders. By funding academic centers to train new movement disorder clinician-researchers, this program aims to develop a network of highly trained specialists to be the next generation of leaders in Parkinson’s research and clinical care.


The program grants funding directly to academic centers, which then must identify and train a new movement disorder fellow over a two-year period. Grant support cannot be used for a fellow already enrolled or selected. The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders is open to academic centers worldwide; previously awarded centers qualify to apply.


The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders has previously awarded funding to centers in the United States and across the world to train five classes of fellows.

MJFF will hold a teleconference on Monday, November 4 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. ET to answer questions about the program, application and funding process. If you have questions regarding the teleconference, please email Allesia Infante at ainfante@michaeljfox.org.

Application Process

  1. Download RFA and application template.
  2. Log in or create account in the grant application portal
  3. Submit your completed application.


December 13, 2019

Funding Available

MJFF will award five two-year fellowships ($90,000 per fellow per year, $180,000 total).

For more information, download the Application Guidelines.


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