The Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center (FI-NYU) is establishing programs in New York and Italy to encourage early career scientists to pursue basic research that will improve our understanding of Parkinson’s and movement disorders. A central goal of FI is to help develop and support the medical and scientific community in Italy working in this area. Our Basic Research Grants Program is specifically focused on encouraging outstanding and innovative early career scientists who are pursuing basic science questions related to Parkinson’s and movement disorders.
This program is designed to support early career scientists during a critical career stage, as they prepare to move from a mentored position, such as a postdoctoral fellowship, into a more independent role, such as into a faculty or equivalent position. Each Fresco Basic Research Grant is supporting a three-year postdoctoral fellowship or equivalent appointment in one of the Center of the Fresco network in Italy.