The Michael J Fox Foundation is committed to sourcing a cure for Parkinson’s disease through research. The foundation works with urgency to facilitate and fund research in order to increase the rate of breakthroughs. Their main focus is on finding ways to make a difference to patients’ lives today.
The Foundation aims to share the risk of drug development with academics and industry researchers to keep the pipeline of innovations constantly flowing. Researchers can apply to funding through the Edmond J. Safra Core Programs for PD Research. To qualify for funding, researchers must focus of key points along the transitional pathway toward new therapies for PD.
Grants are awarded in the areas of Clinical Intervention, Target Validation, Therapeutics Development and Rapid Response Innovations.
The Foundation works primarily across the United States, however funding, support and events are directed around the world in order to tackle the challenges faced by Parkison’s patients every day.
The Foundation’s investments are divided across four key areas.
MJFF was founded in 2000 by Michael J Fox. Since then the Foundation has generated over $450 million towards developing a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.