CNS and Parkinson’s Research Funding Opportunities for Companies and Academia

FreeMind Group & The Michael J. Fox Foundation are pleased
to invite you to FreeMind’s 4th webinar in a series of summer educational webinars.
This Webinar will be focusing on CNS &Parkinson’s research non-dilutive funding.


Tuesday July 26, 2011

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Ayal Ronen, Senior Director, Marketing & Sales, FreeMind Group

Tracey Mumford, Associate Director, Research Partnerships , The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

CNS diseases and Parkinson’s in particular are highly variable diseases and complex research objectives. As such, this field of research is targeted by several non-dilutive funding agencies, both private and federal. The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) is dedicated to delivering better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for Parkinson’s disease. MJFF prioritizes research with the most promise for improving diagnosis and treatment.

MJFF – the largest private funder of Parkinson’s research – awarded almost $50M in new grants in 2010. Over the past 10 years, the Foundation has funded over $250M in Parkinson’s research. Other sources, like NIH, invest greatly in better understanding the causes and providing possible solutions to patients.

For over 12 years FreeMind Group (FMG) is the leading consulting firm on non-dilutive funding. Many of the projects for which FMG has assisted its clients focus on CNS in general and Parkinson’s in particular. FMG’s work supports research conducted within industry and academia and assists its clients to receive funding from Federal and private foundations alike. Recently, FMG and MJFF have joined forces in an attempt to further the financial support received by researchers in the field.

In this webinar we will discuss:

  • Upcoming program deadlines
  • Awards, regulations applying, requirements and limitations
  • MJFF Priority Focus Areas
  • CNS & Parkinson’s Research Funding Opportunities from different mechanisms
  • The challenges in putting together a complex and large scale application
  • How to maximize chances for success
  • Industry & academia collaboration

The webinar is designed for experienced companies and researches from the academia, as well as for first-time submitters who wish to increase their chances for award, as well as the total amount of funding awarded.

The webinar is FREE of charge. To register, please contact Hannah Rosencweig at (617) 648-0340, ext. 220, or at

About FreeMind Group

FreeMind is a consultancy firm that specializes in raising funds from government agencies and other non-dilutive sources through grants and contracts. Over the past decade we have helped hundreds of companies and academic institutions to secure government funding, mainly from the NIH and DOD. The enhanced joint process of our 25 full-time analysts and writers supports our clients’ needs, from the strategic assessment of the research objectives to writing the applications.

About The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

As the world’s largest private funder of Parkinson’s research, The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to accelerating a cure for Parkinson’s disease and improved therapies for those living with the condition today. The Foundation pursues its goals through an aggressively funded, highly targeted research program coupled with active global engagement of scientists, Parkinson’s patients, business leaders, clinical trial participants, donors and volunteers. In addition to funding over $250 million in research to date, the Foundation has fundamentally altered the trajectory of progress toward a cure. Operating at the hub of worldwide Parkinson’s research, the Foundation forges groundbreaking collaborations with industry leaders, academic scientists and government research funders; increases Parkinson’s awareness through high-profile advocacy, events and outreach; and coordinates the grassroots involvement of thousands of Team Fox members around the world.

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