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Raymond B. Bauer Research Award

Raymond B. Bauer Research Award Grant 2020

* Research Grants Applications due by December 31, 2019. Next Award will be available in 2020.  Contact the MPF office for further information:  248-433-1011 or email director@parkinsonsmi.org.

Researchers in Michigan colleges, universities, and not-for-profit organizations who work with students and trainees are encouraged to apply for support of projects related to Parkinson's Disease. The aim of this program is to help support research and to foster the study of Parkinson's disease among individuals with career interests in neurological disorders. Applications using the guidelines below and inquiries are welcome.

Raymond B. Bauer, M.D., (1926 - 1988) was a professor in the Department of Neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and Founding President of the Michigan Parkinson Foundation. The Raymond B. Bauer Research Fund is being supported by gifts made in memory of Dr. Bauer. This program is a tribute to his many outstanding work in helping others.


Recipients should be in an academic environment or involved in training others in their field in Michigan. Relevant fields include, but are not limited to, biological or medical sciences, nursing, rehabilitative therapy, psychology, social services, and epidemiology. The level of support is up to $25,000 for a period of up to two years. It is intended that funds will be applied to educational expenses, or used for the expenses of research and other aspects of the project. (Travel expenses, institutional overhead costs, or supplies not directly related to a project cannot be funded). The research must be carried out in Michigan or through a Michigan university, college or institution. The project must include a role for a student or trainee, or Parkinson's disease must be a new direction for the applicant.


Rehabilitation, treatment of disability, laboratory research into animal models, demonstrating therapeutic effects of speech, physical or occupational therapy, or psychosocial interventions, etc. Information regarding possible advisors or projects can be obtained by contacting the Michigan Parkinson Foundation or members of the Professional Advisory Board.


Applicants are asked to write a project proposal (maximum of 6 pages in length) outlining their topic and relevant background, method of study, collaborative or supervisory arrangements, and further plans once the project is completed. A letter of support from a chairman or supervisor is required. Projects subject to evaluation by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) must provide a copy of the IRB approval prior to the distribution of funds.


Applicants should submit a current C.V., a budget for their studies (listing salary support, supplies, services, and other materials), and a list of other current financial support (include sponsor, title, dates of support, total direct costs funded and PI).


The next application deadline is December 31,2019. Proposals will be reviewed by the Professional Advisory Board of the Michigan Parkinson Foundation. For further information contact the Michigan Parkinson Foundation at 248-433-1011 or 800-852-9781.


Send proposals as a Microsoft Word document or PDF to: info@parkinsonsmi.org 
Address inquiries to:
Michigan Parkinson Foundation
Professional Advisory Board
30400 Telegraph, Suite 150
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Fax: 248-433-1150
Phone: 800-852-9781 or 248-433-1011

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