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The Finnish Parkinson Foundation awards grants to researchers on an annual basis to support scientific research into movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and other types of parkinsonism, essential tremors and Huntington’s disease.

The Finnish Parkinson Foundation

The Finnish Parkinson Foundation was established in 1995 by the Finnish Parkinson Association, the national umbrella organisation for people with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, Huntington’s disease and other movement disorders. The Foundation’s initial capital was bequeathed by Sylvia Sjölund, and its funds have subsequently been added to by several donors, some of whom wish to remain anonymous.

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Clinical research in Finland

Patients can benefit from participating in research in many ways. Clinical trials involve much more frequent appointments with doctors and nurses when compared with routine monitoring. Patients are also wanted as test users of digital applications. By participating in surveys, patients can likewise provide researchers with valuable information about lifestyle, or the causes and progress of the disease.

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Apply for a grant

The Finnish Parkinson Foundation provides financial support for scientific research into Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. The Foundation accepts grant applications once a year. The closing date for submission of applications is 31 January.

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Hard to understand everything? This glossary is intended to make it easier for the patient, her family, caregivers, and other care and support staff to understand the instructions and documents given by the doctor. See below in Finnish and also a link to the Fox Foundation.