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Research Institutions for Research Related to Multiple Sclerosis

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National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

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Deadline Date:

08/17/22 5:00 PM Eastern Time


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Grants to USA, Canada, and International scientists affiliated with IHEs or research institutions for research projects related to Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Applicants must complete a preliminary application prior to submitting a full proposal. Eligible applicants are investigators who have concluded their research training and begun academic careers as independent investigators in an area related to multiple sclerosis.

Research Priorities:

  • Goal 1: STOP pathway -- No more disease activity
  • Goal 2: RESTORE Pathway -- reverse symptoms, and recover function to enable full participation in society
  • Goal 3: END Pathway -- No new cases of MS (prevention)

For additional information on these priorities, see:

The applicant is expected to spend at least 75% of the working time on fundamental or clinical research, the remainder being reserved for patient care, teaching, or service. His/her research program is expected to concern one or more aspects of multiple sclerosis-related investigation. This may be in areas such as epidemiology, genetics, neurochemistry, neurobiology, neurophysiology, virology, immunology, or pharmacology, or patient management, care and rehabilitation, and may be carried out on MS patients, on animal models of MS, or on other model systems.

The award includes both salary and research support, for a non-renewable fiveyear period paid through the sponsoring institution. For additional information on eligible expenses, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 197295

Term of Contract:

The awards are designed to provide salary and grant support for a five year period, thus permitting the awardee to establish competence in his/her chosen research area.

Earliest Possible Start Date: July 1

An awardee may request extension of the term of the award without commitment of further funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Previous Training and Experience: Candidates are eligible who hold a doctoral degree (M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent) and have received sufficient research training at the postdoctoral level to be capable of independent research. Individuals who are more than seven years beyond the completion of their postdoctoral training are not eligible for this award.

Sponsoring Institution: Candidates must hold or have been offered an academic appointment at the assistant professor (or equivalent) level at an approved university, professional school or research institute in the United States at the initiation of the award.

Citizenship: U.S. citizenship is not required.

Application must be made jointly by a candidate and the institution in which an appointment is held.

Previous applicants are permitted to reapply.

For information regarding disallowed expenses, see:

Pre-Application Information:

- Pre-application deadline: August 10, 2022, 5p.m. Eastern
- Full application deadline: August 17, 2022, 5p.m. Eastern

To submit a proposal for research support, investigators must first register with the online portal and complete a pre-application. Staff will review the pre-application to determine whether the research plan is appropriate and relevant to the Society's goals.

If you have not previously submitted a proposal to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, then you will need to register and be approved for access to MSGrants. If approved, you will receive an automated e-mail message containing your login credentials within two business days.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Portal:

If you have any questions concerning the online application process such as using the online screens, file uploads and downloads; questions about National Multiple Sclerosis Society policy or the content of your proposal, please contact one of the following members of the Research Programs team:
- Kathleen Zackowski, Ph.D.
- Phyllis Motta
- Caryn Knutsen

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
733 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017-3288
(212) 986-3240

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