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 coming soon.

To receive a notification when we announce our 2021 call for LOIs, sign up here.

2020 Timeline

July 1st, 2020
The invitation for LOI submission was open from July 1st - August 31, 2020.
August 31st, 2020
LOIs were due by August 31st, 2020.
September 1st – 30th, 2020
Our Science Advisory board reviews and scores LOIs
October 1st, 2020
Invitations for full applications sent out
November 1st, 2020
Full applications due
November 1st – December 1st, 2020
Applications reviewed and scored by Science Advisory Board
December 17th, 2020
Grant award winners notified - read about the research we'll be funding in 2021

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.

2020 LOI Requirements

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 Director of Education, Melani Dizon, at

Contact Us

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

Melani Dizon
Director of Education