The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders



The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders aims to grow the global base of movement disorder specialists — neurologists with additional training in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders — by training movement disorder clinician-researchers who can provide expert care and lead scientific advances.

The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship is a combined effert of the Edmond J Safra Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. They will, under this call, award 8 2-year fellowships of $180,000 each.

The awarded fellowships should be announced in Spring 2023. The Fellowships begin in Summer 2024, or before. 


The program grants funding directly to academic centers, which then must identify and train a new movement disorder clinician-researcher over a two-year period. Grant support cannot be used for a fellow already enrolled or selected. These funds may cover the fellow’s stipend, benefits and travel allowance as well as coursework, conferences, and other relevant educational and training opportunities. No indirect costs may be claimed for this award.

The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders is open to academic centers worldwide. Previously awarded centers are eligible to apply.

As the program is designed to expand the capacity of leading centers to train movement disorder fellows, awarded centers must identify and support a new fellow. Funding cannot be used to support a fellow already enrolled in or selected for the center’s fellowship program. Individual fellows are not eligible for this funding but are encouraged to inform institutions about this opportunity.


Applications will only be accepted through the MJFF Grant Portal. The deadline for applications is on 09-12-2022. 

Applications should
  • Use the template
  • Be limited to two pages
  • Include previous experience in training fellows
  • Indicate how fellows benefit from your center's research environment and activities
  • Describe how the center educates fellows in the clinical care of movement disorders
  • Summarize how the center and the faculty mentor fellows and support their professional development
  • Proactively foster diversity, equity and inclusion

More information?

More information, including the recording to hear an overview of the program goals, eligibility requirements and application process, visit the Michael J. Fox Foundation website

If you are planning on submitting an application, please contact



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