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ASAP Collaborative Research Network: Circuitry and Brain-body Interactions


The ASAP Collaborative Research Network, a program of the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative being implemented through The Michael J. Fox Foundation, seeks to support multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research teams to address key knowledge gaps in the basic mechanisms that contribute to Parkinson’s development and progression.

Applications that focus primarily on Circuitry and Brain-body Interactions, inclusive of genetic and neuro-immune contributors to disease, will be considered.

Learn more about the ASAP initiative and the projects already funded through the Collaborative Research Network at

What Fits:  

This program solely funds basic research aimed at understanding the 1) structure and function of the nervous system (and related physiological systems) and 2) disease mechanisms that contribute to Parkinson’s disease. Research can involve studies performed in vitro, in animals or in humans.

For this priority area, ASAP is interested in understanding its dynamics during the prodromal period and how it is altered during the progression to overt disease.

This RFA 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.

ASAP is leveraging The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s grant administration and grantmaking infrastructure to receive applications, administer the review process and make grant awards to projects selected for funding. As such, applicants may hear from ASAP staff or Foundation staff pertaining to their submissions.

Informational Webinar

Watch our webinar to learn more about ASAP, this funding program, and the application and review processes. Watch anytime on demand.

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