About the Foundation
Parkinson Research Foundation is a private research foundation founded in 2012 by Ingrid and Mats Heiman with a starting capital of 10 million SEK. The foundation’s primary objective is to support and promote research for development of treatments that can cure or slow down the progression of Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative disorders. The foundation also supports research that results in an expanded knowledge about the causes of why certain people develop Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative disorders.
The objectives of the Parkinson Research Foundation are achieved through grants to individual Ph.D.’s regardless of nationality, but active at a Swedish university. Grants may be given to the same researcher/team on several occasions. Applications are reviewed by a scientific counsel before the board of directors decides on which projects to award.
The Parkinson Research Foundation awards total grants of at least 1 million SEK per year to a selected few projects. In 2019, the foundation awarded a total of 2 million SEK. This makes the foundation’s grants one of the larger annual private grants within research dedicated to Parkinson’s.
The Parkinson Research Foundation actively raises additional funds for Parkinson research. Donors are offered involvement and possibility to influence how specific donations will be used. The objective of the founders Ingrid and Mats Heiman is that the foundation’s capital should in full be awarded to scientific research. All administrative costs of the foundation are hence paid for directly by the founders.
Board and Scientific Counsel
The board of directors of the Parkinson Research Foundation consists of Mats Heiman, Ingrid Atteryd Heiman, Professor Lars Forsgren, Professor Jan Hillert, Associate Professor Magnhild Sandberg Wollheim, Tomas Billing and Göran Ennerfelt.
The scientific counsel of the Parkinson Research Foundation consists of Professor Lars Forsgren, Professor Jan Hillert, Professor Per Svenningsson, Professor Angela Cenci Nilsson, Associate Professor Filip Bergquist, Professor Martin Ingelsson and Associate Professor Joakim Bergström.
The Parkinson Research Foundation awards total grants of at least 1 million SEK per year to one or a selected few projects. Grants can be applied for one time every year. Awarded grants will be presented at the Parkinson Research Foundation’s annual scientific seminar in Stockholm. Applicants must be Ph.D.’s active at a Swedish university. The foundation primarily supports researchers who have finished their post-doctoral education and are in an early stage of their independent research career.
Applications are open September 1 to September 30. Applications should be in English with a short layman summary in Swedish and can be done on the application form below, which is thereafter sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The scientific counsel evaluates applications based on the researchers competence, the project quality and the project significance.
The Parkinson Research Foundation was founded by Mats and Ingrid Heiman with a 10 million SEK foundation. In order to even better contribute to the research on Parkinson, the Parkinson Research Foundation conducts active collection of additinal funds and donations and is open and grateful for both small and larger contributions. The basis for the foundation is that all donations should in full be awarded to scientific research. All administrative costs of the foundation are hence paid for directly by the founders Mats and Ingrid Atteryd Heiman.
To make a donation, please contact any of the founders with the contact information below.
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