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Society Announces New Funding Opportunities to Accelerate MS Cures and Build the MS Research and Care Workforce

May 26, 2022

The National MS Society recently opened new funding opportunities to the MS research community. These opportunities support research relevant to the Pathways to MS Cures Roadmap, an initiative that will drive progress by increasing alignment and focus of global resources on high priority research questions to cure MS for every person affected by the disease.
The new funding opportunities also support the MS research and care workforce, including new opportunities for research and clinical fellowships/mentorships and early career awards.
Interested applicants may click on the links below to access award instructions, specific deadlines, and contact information.
JULY DEADLINES (NEW): Research Grants and Rehabilitation Fellowships The Society is pleased to offer funding for investigator-initiated proposals to support research relevant to the Pathways to MS Cures Roadmap. A 5-year award to support mentors and institutions that train postdoctoral fellows in MS research related to rehabilitation.
Research Fellowships/Early Career Awards: Research projects from 1-3 years by investigators working under the mentorship of senior scientists Support for up to 3 years to train young doctors to conduct MS clinical trials Up to 3 years of support for to develop expertise in MS clinical trials, real-world evidence, epidemiology, data mining, and/or other related bioinformatics research 5-year projects by promising young investigators just starting their careers as independent researchers Supports 3 years of research training in an environment where talented young clinicians address problems in MS with the most current scientific tools.
Training for Physicians: One-year, post-residency MS clinical fellowship program designed to train neurologists or physiatrists in specialized MS clinical care. Mentor-based fellowship program designed to train pediatric and adult neurologists or physiatrists in specialized MS clinical care.
We will relentlessly pursue every pathway to every cure until we have stopped MS in its tracks, restored what has been lost and -- ultimately -- have ended this disease forever. And we will get there, together.
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About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis, and there is currently no cure for MS. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. An estimated 1 million people live with MS in the United States. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, and it affects women three times more than men.


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