Institutional Clinical Training Award - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Institutional Clinical Training Award


Institutional Clinical Training Award

Consistent with its mission to move toward a world free of multiple sclerosis, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society supports the training of physicians in the comprehensive care of people with MS. As part of this commitment, the Society now offers five-year awards to mentors and institutions to provide training for board-certified/eligible neurologists and physiatrists in MS specialist care. Training will include new and follow-up patient consultations and treatment under the supervision of an MS specialist physician along with participation in a multidisciplinary team, lectures, and professional meetings. The goal is for fellows to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to provide the highest quality of care for individuals with MS.

  • Questions and answers (.pdf) about the Institutional Clinician Training Award
  • Online applications due: August 17, 2016
  • Notification of award: early 2017
  • Award becomes effective: July 1, 2017

The mentor-institution is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and training of postdoctoral fellows to pursue a clinical career specializing in the care of individuals with multiple sclerosis and similar disorders. The salary offered is $75,000 plus up to an additional 25% to cover fringe benefits. The term of training of each fellow will be determined by the mentor based on the period of time required for the training needed for development of an independent clinician. Support for a given fellow will not usually be provided for less than one year or more than three years.


The mentor must have an M.D., D.O., or equivalent degree, be board certified in neurology or physiatry, hold a faculty appointment or the equivalent at an accredited institution such as a university or teaching hospital, spend a minimum of 25% time on MS clinical care, have a clinical practice that includes relationships with a multidisciplinary care team, and work in a setting that can support an appropriate training environment for the postdoctoral fellow.

The fellows must hold a M.D., D.O. or equivalent degree, be licensed to practice medicine in the United States, have completed a residency in neurology or physiatry in the U.S., and plan on practicing medicine in the U.S. following the fellowship. Once postdoctoral candidates are selected, their credentials will be submitted to the Society for final review and approval.

To Apply

  1. Read the program guidelines and instructions (.pdf) and questions and answers about the award
  2. Go to to initiate your online application.
  3. Apply for a User ID and password (or login if one already exists). Allow two business days for approval.
  4. Complete a pre-application. Allow two business days for approval.
  5. Complete application by August 17, 2016.
  6. Questions? Contact Kathleen Costello, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN, at