For Parkinson's researchers

If you're a Parkinson's researcher, you can find useful information here about research grants, as well as other support we provide including recruiting participants and requesting brain tissue.

We’re working with people affected by Parkinson’s, our research and clinical community, and institutions, to understand and mitigate the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the research we fund. Read about how grants and active projects are being affected on our grantholders page.

Research funding

  • Research grants - find a grant that meets your needs, discover our priority areas and read information for applicants and grantholders. Our research grants are available to both clinical and lab-based Parkinson's researchers and support every stage of their careers.
  • Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) - fostering collaboration and resources to better understand the underlying causes of Parkinson’s.
  • Parkinson's Virtual Biotech - our drug development arm aims to invest in projects and companies that are driving towards new treatments with the potential to transform lives. We're looking to become a partner on projects at the drug discovery, preclinical and early clinical stages.

Open funding calls

You can now discover a range of Parkinson's funding opportunities that are currently open for applications and sign up to receive the latest alerts.

Resources and support

We offer a range of support and resources to Parkinson’s researchers. And you don't need a grant from us to benefit.

  • Support for your research - from participant recruitment to involvement, letters of support to researcher events. Whatever your area of research, we're here to support you.
  • Request a research speaker - If you're holding an event for people affected by Parkinson's you can request a member of the Parkinson's UK Research team to speak. Our communications team can talk about the latest research news, the benefits of taking part in research trials and how people with Parkinson's are shaping the future of research. We will also share how to get connected with research through the Research Support Network.

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Be the first to find out about funding, events, news and opportunities in the world of research by signing up to Synapse, our newsletter for the Parkinson's research community.