We fund both preclinical and clinical research projects that have the potential to cure Parkinson’s.

By “cure”, we mean a “disease-modifying therapy” that will slow, stop or reverse the underlying disease progression of Parkinson’s. In addition, we prioritise research which has the potential to translate into the clinic within five years.

Our Deputy Director of Research, Dr Simon Stott explains this in more detail, in the video below.

Our full Research Strategy provides more information on the types of research we fund, our funding priorities and how we provide funding (please find this at the top right side of this page). If you have any questions regarding whether your project fits our narrow remit, please email our Research Manager, Dr. Leah Mursaleen.

We do not fund research which is directed only to symptomatic relief.

We fund pre-clinical grants up to £250,000, sub-studies of clinical trials and clinical trials. Please read through the resources below before applying for funding for a research project. Thank you

How does our application process work?

If the proposed project falls within Cure Parkinson’s scope for funding, it will be considered by our independent research committee, which meets on a quarterly basis.

At each research meeting, they discuss new applications and decide whether they are worthy of further evaluation. If they decide that an application deserves consideration, the application will be sent for peer review. The feedback from these external expert opinions will be discussed at the next research committee meeting, and a decision on whether to fund will be made. This process takes approximately three months but can take longer, particularly for clinical trials where an iterative approach may apply. Please contact us ahead of submission if you are thinking of applying for a clinical trial.

The research application process takes approximately three months.

All successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified of any decisions by the Chairman of the Research Committee and/or a suitable senior Cure Parkinson’s representative.

In order to apply for funding for a research project, please read our Information for Grant Applicants (below). This contains guidance on the process used for assessing projects for funding and the criteria used during assessment. Also provided is a copy of the standard Grant Contract for preclinical projects. Please note, for applications for clinical trials and/or for the benefit of commercial entities different terms may be applicable.

Please download and complete the forms below then email these as attachments to our Research Manager Dr. Leah Mursaleen.

If you have any questions regarding our funding scope, application process or subsequent work with successful applicants, please email Leah, as above. Thank you.


• 27 May 2022
• 29 September 2022

Detailed Information for Grant Applicants

We welcome applications for funding for suitable research projects. This document provides guidance for potential applicants on the process used for assessing projects and the criteria used during assessment.

Grant Application Form


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Budget Form


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Our Grant Contract

Read our Grant Contract which sets out Cure Parkinson’s terms and conditions to be applied in the event that the application is successful.

Drug and Compound CV


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Commercial Entity Form


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