PDF's Summer Fellowship Program is used to support students - from advanced undergraduates to medical students - in their pursuit of Parkinson's-related summer research projects. The goal of the Summer Fellowship is to cultivate an early interest in Fellows into the cause and possible treatments for Parkinson's disease. Fellows work under the close supervision of a sponsor who is an expert in the Parkinson's community and oversees the project. Typically summer fellowships are offered for 10 weeks of clinical or laboratory work with an award. The award is to be used to support the student's summer research- for example to defray tuition costs of research credits or to supplement living/housing costs. This award may taxable; an IRS form 1099 will be sent to the recipient at the end of the calendar year.