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US Dept of Defense – Parkinson’s Research Program

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  • Early Investigator Research Award – W81XWH-22-PRP-EIRA – up to USD$400,000 over 2 years – PI must be within 10 years of PhD – Supports research opportunities for investigators in the early stages of their careers – PIs have at least one Mentor, who has experience in Parkinson’s disease (PD) research and mentorship – Must address at least one Focus Area – Preliminary data not required but encouraged – clinical trials not allowed
  • Investigator Initiated Research Award – W81XWH-22-PRP-IIRA – up to USD$1.2M over 3 years – Supports highly rigorous, multidisciplinary, high-impact research projects that have the potential to make an important contribution to Parkinson’s research – Must address at least one Focus Area – Preliminary data not required but encouraged – clinical trials allowed
  • Synergistic Idea Award – W81XWH-21-PRP-SIA – up to USD$3M over 4 years – • Supports new ideas that represent synergistic approaches involving 2 – 4 PIs – combined efforts of the PIs should utilize their complementary and synergistic perspectives to address a central problem or question in Parkinson’s research. – Designed to support both new and pre-existing partnerships and encourages participation of PIs from other research fields – – Must address at least one Focus Area – Preliminary data not required but encouraged – clinical trials allowed

    2022 PRP Focus Areas
  • Biological mechanisms or biomarkers of non-motor symptoms that could lead to the development of treatments for PD. Examples of non-motor symptoms of interest include: Cognitive dysfunction relevant to PD; Psychiatric dysfunction; Sleep and circadian rhythms disruptions; Autonomic dysfunction; Sensory dysfunction; Fatigue
  • Biological mechanisms or biomarkers associated with non-pharmacological interventions for non-motor symptoms of PD. Examples of non-pharmacological interventions of interest include: Exercise; Diet; Neuro-stimulation therapy; Neurosurgical
 Pre-applications due 16 August 2022

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