Clinical researcher

For Parkinson's researchers

Find out how we can support you in every aspect of your research.

Research Funding

Our most popular type of support is our wide range of research grants. These are available to both clinical and lab-based Parkinson's researchers and support every stage of their careers. 

Find out more about our grant processes and policies, or discover the types of grant available.

Parkinson's Virtual Biotech

Take your research to the next level

The Parkinson’s Virtual Biotech is the drug development arm of Parkinson’s UK. It aims to fast track the most promising scientific discoveries to rapidly develop and test promising Parkinson’s treatments.

If your project is at the drug discovery or clinical development stage, we could help take it to the next level.

Find out more

Other support for Parkinson's researchers

Recruit participants to your study

As the UK's largest Parkinson's charity, we can help you recruit participants by sharing your research with our supporters. Find out more and request support for your clinical study.


The Parkinson's UK Brain Bank provides tissue to researchers in the UK and around the world who are working towards a cure for Parkinson's. Find out more and make a request.


We are very happy to encourage and support research into Parkinson’s in all areas by providing a letter of support for your application for funding. Find out more or complete the application form (Word, 84KB).

Research conference 2018

The Parkinson's UK Research Conference is held every 2 years and brings Parkinson's researchers together to present and discuss their work, share ideas and develop collaborations.

The next conference will be held in York on 12 and 13 November 2018 - look out for details in our e-newsletter Synapse.

Parkinson's care professional resources and events

The UK Parkinson's Excellence Network provides Parkinson's specific resources and learning opportunities for those working or interested in health and social care. Discover more or sign up for the Excellence Network enewsletter today to receive the latest news and opportunities to your inbox.

Supporting involvement in your research

Whether you're applying for funding or conducting your research, there are many ways we can support you to involve people affected by Parkinson's in a meaningful and timely way.

More about patient and public involvement
A complex network of neurons develops as stem cells (iPSCs) derived from the skin of a sporadic Parkinson’s patient are differentiated in vitro into dopaminergic neurons. By Hugo Fernandes, University of Oxford, runner-up in Picturing Parkinson's 2016

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