[ National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Research Grants ]


Event details

Date 10.11.2021  
Category Call for proposal
Aim:  The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is pleased to offer a funding opportunity for investigator-initiated proposals to support research focused on addressing research questions highlighted in the Pathways to Cures Roadmap.
The Roadmap includes three Pathways: STOPPING MS disease activity, RESTORING function by reversing damage and symptoms, and ENDING MS by preventing new cases. Applicants must clearly state the relevance of their proposals to at least one of the research questions outlined in the Roadmap. Refer to the Roadmap for more clarity, and feel free to reach out to Research staff listed below to discuss relevant topics.
The Society supports all types of research including laboratory models, human studies, population-based approaches, and data-intensive investigations that leverage both researcher and patient-reported outcomes. We value studies that:
  • promote synergies between researchers in diverse disciplines;
  • adhere to principles of sharing data and resources;
  • focus on underserved and understudied ethnic and racial MS populations

Funding:       $200,000/year (max.)

Duration:      3 years (max.)

Eligibility: Applicants should possess an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent and be considered eligible by their institution to apply for grant support.

How to Apply: A brief pre-application is required to determine if a proposal is aligned with Society research priorities. Staff will review the pre-application to  determine whether the research plan is appropriate, relevant, and aligned to the Pathways to Cures Roadmap. Once your pre-application has been approved you can  log in and begin to prepare the full application. Pre-applications and full applications are submitted through the National MS Society's online grant submission portal - MSGrants (https://nmss.fluxx.io). Please contact the Research Office for more information on the individuals to be listed as institutional and financial officials.

Deadline:      Pre-applications – 10-Nov-2021 (5 pm ET)
                        Full applications – 17-Nov-2021 (5pm ET)

Further information
  • More information about the program is available here
  • The application portal can be found here
  • For any other questions, please contact the Research Office

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free



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