Group photo of attendees at ECTRIMS alumni event, Berlin 2018

Attendees at MSIF-ECTRIMS Research Alumni Event, Berlin 2018

Are you a researcher or clinician working in a low or middle-income country*, who would like funding to expand your expertise and build partnerships with other countries?

Applications for MSIF’s prestigious McDonald Fellowships and Du Pré Grants for research into MS are now open.

Deadline is 30 June 2020.

McDonald Fellowships

The MSIF McDonald Fellowships, supported by European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS (ECTRIMS) and The Fondation pour l’Aide à la Recherche sur la Sclérose En Plaques (ARSEP). The fellowship enables young researchers from low and middle-income countries* to work in a research institution outside their own country, with a view to return and establish a programme of MS research with their newly acquired skills.

The fellowship consists of a two-year grant of £30,000 GBP per year, to cover travel and living costs, and an additional contribution of £2,000 GBP per year to the host institution.

Read more and apply here: McDonald Fellowship

Du Pré Grants

The Du Pré Grants, supported by Stichting MS Research (the Dutch MS Research Foundation), fund short visits by researchers and clinicians from low- and middle-income countries to established MS research centres outside their own country, either to learn from each other or to carry out parts of joint research projects.

Visits generally last between two and six months. Each grant is up to a maximum of £6,000 GBP. The funds are intended to go towards travel and living costs, or to supplement an existing grant to extend a visit.

Read more and apply here: Du Pré Grant

Find out who was funded in 2019.

Please note:

*These awards are aimed exclusively to clinicians and researchers who work in and are from low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the World Bank (