ASAP (Aligning Science Against Parkinson's) initiative funding stream

Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) is fostering collaboration and resources to better understand the underlying causes of Parkinson’s disease.

With scale, transparency, and open access data sharing, the initiative aims to accelerate the pace of discovery, and inform the path to a cure.

Funding opportunities through the ASAP initiative opened last year with awards up to $9 million over three years.

The ASAP initiative will accept applications to support multidisciplinary research teams to form the ASAP Collaborative Research Network. ASAP seeks to fund research projects to address key knowledge gaps in the basic mechanisms that contribute to Parkinson’s development and progression.

Applications must focus on one of the following scientific themes:

  • Biology of Parkinson's-associated genetics
  • Neuro-immune interactions

The request for applications is open to international organizations including public and private non-profit groups, agencies of the U.S. federal government, and for-profit entities. Applications must be submitted by multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research teams consisting of three to five investigators.

For more details and to apply, visit the ASAP website.

Discover more about ASAP

Learn more about how ASAP is coordinating a new approach to basic research into Parkinson’s disease.