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The Michael J. Fox Foundation: Grants and webinar

When Sep 06, 2018
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The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF): Grants

The Michael J. Fox Foundation has recently announced the following funding opportunities:

Core Funding Programs

1)  Target Advancement, the objective:  to support research characterizing promising, novel Parkinson’s Disease (PD)-relevant targets, or continuing target biology work on established PD targets. Preferred targets for this program already demonstrate links to PD in human patient populations. The award is well-suited to projects in which hypothetical or experimental rationale for a target is compelling, but limited, and study results can make the case for continuing (or discontinuing) a line of research. 

Funding Opportunities Informational Webinar  September 6, 2018, 12:00-1:00pm ET
Register at https://www.michaeljfox.org/understanding-parkinsons/webinar-registration.php?id=44&e=1801292&k=FC6635F395D7426C9F5F797BC2CF108F  

https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=27

Value:  maximum $150,000 over 12-18 months
Application process:  The MJFF pre-proposal deadline is September 26, 2018.


2)  Therapeutic Development / the Therapeutic Pipeline Program, the objective:  to support prospective studies or retrospective studies utilizing existing data in human biofluids.

The Therapeutic Pipeline Program advances PD therapeutic development along the pre-clinical and clinical path (both drug and non-pharmacological therapeutics including gene therapy, biological, surgical and non-invasive approaches).  The Program is open to industry and academic investigators proposing novel approaches, or repositioning approved or clinically safe therapies from non-PD indications.

All proposals must have a well-defined plan for moving toward clinical utility for patients.

Funding Opportunities Informational Webinar  September 6, 2018, 12:00-1:00pm ET
Register at https://www.michaeljfox.org/understanding-parkinsons/webinar-registration.php?id=44&e=1801292&k=FC6635F395D7426C9F5F797BC2CF108F

https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=28

ValuePre-clinical, $100,000 - $500,000 over 1-2 years;  Clinical, $1-2 million over 2-3 years
Application process:  The MJFF pre-proposal deadline is September 26, 2018.


3)  Outcome Measures, the objective:  1) to support research that will develop or optimize biomarker tools (imaging, non-invasive or biochemical biomarkers) and clinical outcome measures to assist in diagnosis and therapeutic development, and 2) to inform clinical trial design, execution and interpretation of results.


Funding will be directed to projects that will improve the precision of measuring PD in humans. This could include enriching subject populations in clinical trials, developing markers of target engagement, or discovery or validation of objective outcomes that track disease progression.

Funding Opportunities Informational Webinar   September 6, 2018, 12:00-1:00pm ET
Register at https://www.michaeljfox.org/understanding-parkinsons/webinar-registration.php?id=44&e=1801292&k=FC6635F395D7426C9F5F797BC2CF108F

https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=29

Value:  maximum $750,000 over 1-3 years
Application process:  The MJFF pre-proposal deadline is September 26, 2018.


Open Targeted Opportunity

4)  Using Epidemiological Datasets to Identify Risk and Protective Factors for Parkinson's Disease, the objective:  to support studies using large, existing epidemiological datasets to identify factors that decrease the risk of PD.

The purpose of this program is to identify factors such as lifestyle behaviors (e.g., diet and exercise), or use of pharmacological or other medical interventions that decrease the risk of PD, and could be used to develop prevention and/or treatment approaches. 

The MJFF is especially interested in funding projects that utilize large longitudinal datasets, and will prioritize collaborative efforts that bring together teams of investigators with access to multiple diverse datasets.

Funding Opportunities Informational Webinar   September 6, 2018, 12:00-1:00pm ET
Register at https://www.michaeljfox.org/understanding-parkinsons/webinar-registration.php?id=44&e=1801292&k=FC6635F395D7426C9F5F797BC2CF108F

https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=40

Value:  maximum $500,000 over 1-2 years
Application process:  The MJFF pre-proposal deadline is September 26, 2018.

ROADS contact:
Virginia Viscardi, Senior Advisor, at viscarvl@mcmaster.ca or extension 24519