To move toward a world free of MS, the National MS Society provides grant funding, tools and information resources to support the brightest scientists and physicians exploring questions underlying MS, and to attract and train promising young investigators to carry on this vital work.
Get Funding - Funding opportunities to support MS investigators and projects, including training, pilot support to test high-risk, unproven ideas, and clinical trials.
Special Research Prizes - The John Dystel Prize for MS Research (annual cash prize awarded for outstanding contributions to MS research); The Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research (annual cash prize to recognize scientists whose inventive work is propelling progress); The Ralph I. Straus Award for MS (a $1 million cash prize to any scientist(s) whose research leads to the development of a way to prevent or arrest MS).
Administration of Active Research Awards - Download our complete manual of Policies and Procedures: Research Funding Programs and Other Awards (.pdf) or find details and links below to individual research award opportunities and other policy sections.
Summary and overview of the National MS Society’s guidelines on award administration and policies governing research awards, including the Society’s patent, intellectual property and technology transfer policies, our standards on scientific misconduct, and deadlines.
Resources for Researchers - Links to resources and tools to support MS investigators, including tissue and DNA banks, datasets, clinical measures, clinical trials recruitment, news services and more.
Research We Fund - The who, what, where, why and how of the Society’s cutting-edge MS research.
Clinical Study Measures - Some common assessment methods used in clinical studies of MS.
Rehabilitation Research HQ - An array of resources to aid rehabilitation researchers.
Scientific Peer Reviewers - The experts who volunteer their time and talents to help us select and fund the best research.