Parkinson Canada is pleased to offer its Basic Research Fellowship program as a strategic initiative to encourage promising young scientists to enter the field of Parkinson’s research and to invest in research training that offers promise for future work in the area of Parkinson’s disease.


Applications will be accepted from applicants who meet the eligibility criteria established by Parkinson Canada(as summarized in this Request for Applications) and who propose to continue their training or conduct research with the following organizations (an “Approved Institution”):

  • Canadian post-secondary institutions and their affiliated institutions, including hospitals and research institutes; or
  • Other organizations, as determined by the Research Policy Committee of the National Board of Parkinson Canada in consultation with the Advisory Board, provided that the applicant’s research or research-related activities fall within the mandate of Parkinson Canada.

Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (MD or PhD) and may be Canadian citizens who propose to train at an Approved Institution located inside or outside of Canada, or international applicants proposing to train at an Approved Institution located in Canada.

Funding Available

  • Two-year duration; $40,000 – $50,000 per year

Useful Links


CORIS Internal Review Please contact your Research Facilitator
cuResearch Checklist January 25, 2018
Submission to Sponsor February 01, 2018 5:00 p.m (EST)

Submitting Your Application

  • Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which the Departmental Chair and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.