McDonald Fellowships

Deadline is 30 June 2016

About the Fellowship:

Every year the Multiple sclerosis (MS)  International Federation offers a number of McDonald Fellowships to young researchers from emerging countries*. From 2016 one of these fellowships will be a joint MSIF-ECTRIMS fellowship which is funded by ECTRIMS.
Fellowships enable the recipient to travel to an established research institution to work with leading researchers in MS, with a view to returning to their own country to establish a programme of MS research that involves the application of the newly learned techniques.
The fellowship consists of a two-year grant, around UK £30,000 per year, to cover travel and living costs, and an additional contribution of UK £2,000 per year to the host institution. We anticipate that part of the second-year grant to the host institution will be used to cover the expenses of the candidate attending the annual congress of ECTRIMS, the European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS.
In 2016, we will accept applications from all areas of research related to MS and encourage applications in the areas of symptom relief, rehabilitation and palliative care.

Who can apply:

Candidates must be in one of the following situations:

  • Under 35 at the time of application
  • Working or studying in an emerging country* at the time of nomination
  • Working or studying in another country on a project which started within the six months prior to nomination
  • Studying in another country on a project supported by an MS International Federation grant.
  • Have identified a suitable project and discussed their involvement with the project supervisor of the institution. 

The candidate’s focus of research should be an area of neuroscience relevant to MS.

* – Emerging countries are all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle income as defined by the World Bank. 

If you are eligible to this fellowship you should

  • Sign Up here and
  • Fill in this form 
  • Write cover letters
  • Two recommendation letters
  • CV
  • Project
  • Abstract of your project
  • Letter of admission from the hist country
  • Your future plans

For more details visit the official website

> Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive disease of the nervous system.

Wish you the best of luck

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