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Michael J. Fox Foundation Announces $11 Million in 2009 Funding for Translational, Pre-Clinical and Clinical Parkinson's Disease Research
Date:11/3/2008

eatment of PD. Ideal proposals will focus on tests of novel treatments that can slow or halt disease progression, or that can greatly reduce PD motor and non-motor symptoms beyond (and without the complications of) current standards of care. There is no pre-set budget limitation for applications under this initiative.

Novel Approaches to Drug Discovery for PD

A collaboration with Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Total available funding: $1.5 million

Deadline: 6 p.m. ET, Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Funding Anticipated: July 2009

With a strong focus on the development of disease-modifying therapies for PD, Novel Approaches to Drug Discovery provides funding for projects of up to one year's duration. Ideal proposals will focus on efforts to develop promising biological targets into novel disease-modifying therapeutic strategies. Novel Approaches holds unique potential to provide awardees from both academic and biotech institutions with a clear opportunity for follow-on funding and collaboration for further development. Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a neuroscience-based biotechnology company committed to developing novel approaches for neurodegenerative diseases, has an option for a right of first negotiation for any promising approaches or materials that arise out of this program. There is no pre-set budget limitation for applications under this initiative.

Therapeutics Development Initiative

Total available funding: $2.5 million, exclusively to industry

Deadline: 6 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Funding Anticipated: June 2009

The Therapeutics Development Initiative (TDI) seeks to stimulate preclinical Parkinson's disease research projects of up to two years' duration at for-profit institutions. There is no pre-set budget limitation for applications under this initiative. The program prioritizes key and critical preclinical studies necessary for developing, optimizing and evaluating therapeutic str
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