Davis Phinney Foundation Request for Applications

Letters of Intent due: June 16, 2023; 5:00pm MDT

The mission of the Davis Phinney Foundation is to help people with Parkinson’s live well today. We do this by funding clinical research that develops science-informed resources and programs. Our goal is to gain insights into, for example, the mechanics of ‘how exercise helps’ so we can inform both clinical guidance and patient education. Research that clarifies mechanisms, outcomes, and best practices to improve the lives of people affected by Parkinson’s is central to our mission. We issue this RFA to encourage scientific inquiry and innovation in areas linked to our mission that have the potential to uncover solutions that will have a direct impact on Parkinson’s motor and non-motor manifestations or disease progression.

Proposals eligible for this 2023 funding program will address the following priority area:

Cognition and exercise

We are primarily interested in reviewing projects that seek to use clinical (human PD) methodologies to:

Generate pilot data for studies examining the mechanisms and/or long-term effects of physical exercise on cognition.

Understand or explore the cognitive impairment factors (across domains and severity) that create barriers to, or compromise, physical exercise intervention.

For more information, please visit 2023 Davis Phinney Foundation RFA