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Michael J. Fox Foundation Announces $11 Million in 2009 Funding for Translational, Pre-Clinical and Clinical Parkinson's Disease Research

fit into the larger context of the MJFF portfolio.

Rapid Response Innovation Awards, An Edmond J. Safra Core Program for PD Research

Total available funding: $2 million

No deadline; applications accepted at any time

Rapid Response Innovation Awards provide up to $75,000 for projects with little to no existing preliminary data, but with potential to significantly impact understanding or treatment of Parkinson's disease. MJFF is eager to fund high-risk, high-reward projects tackling critical scientific roadblocks to open new avenues for PD therapy development. Research proposals may be submitted at any time and funding decisions are made within six weeks of receiving the application.

Target Validation, An Edmond J. Safra Core Program for PD Research

Total available funding: $2 million

Deadline: 6 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Funding anticipated: May 2009

Target Validation provides awards of up to $250,000 to validate the therapeutic potential of scientific discoveries and push them one step closer to the clinic. While research continues to identify new genetic, cellular and biological targets for therapeutic intervention to benefit PD patients, the translation of these discoveries into practical treatments requires additional applied work. Target Validation funds this work with the ultimate goal of 'de-risking' potential investment in the most promising targets by biotech and pharmaceutical companies, who are generally best-suited to carry promising therapies forward into the clinic.

Clinical Intervention Awards, An Edmond J. Safra Core Program for PD Research Total available funding: $3 million

An Edmond J. Safra Core Program for PD Research

Deadline: 6 p.m. ET, Thursday, March 12, 2009

Funding anticipated: July 2009

The Clinical Intervention Awards drive clinical intervention trials of promising therapeutic approaches with potential to significantly improve the tr

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