Grant Information

The Davis Phinney Foundation funds research projects that address quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s. Current and previous projects have focused on the impact of community cycling classes, deep brain stimulation, speech therapies, telemedicine, technology, and more. As a Foundation committed to helping people with Parkinson’s live well today, we are proud to work with those on the cutting edge of quality of life research.

Do you have an innovative research idea that might help improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s? Consider submitting an application for funding. Our grant application timeline for 2021 is below.

2021 Timeline

May 1, 2021
Requests for Proposal (RFP) are now closed. Sign up to receive 2022 notifications.
June 30, 2021
The invitation for LOI submission was open from May 1st - June 30th, 2021

LOIs were due by June 30th, 2021
July 1 – August 10, 2021
Our Science Advisory Board reviewed and scored letters of intent from July 1st - August 10th, 2021
August 23, 2021
Invitations for full applications sent out.
October 1, 2021
Full applications due
October 2 – November 1, 2021
Applications reviewed and scored by Science Advisory Board
November 8, 2021
Grant award winner(s) notified

Each year, we put out a call for Letters of Intent (LOIs) to researchers who are interested in receiving funding for projects that address quality of life in Parkinson’s.

2021 Request for Proposals

And please, share with your communities, doctors, and Parkinson’s clinics. You never know who you might run into who is interested in exactly the type of research we fund – the kind that has the potential to help more people with Parkinson’s live well TODAY.

If you have any questions about the LOI submission process, please contact our Grants Program Manager, Kayla Ferguson at

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Have questions? Want to learn more about the research we fund? Please contact us.

Kayla Ferguson
Grants Program Manager

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