Skip to navigation Skip to content

Deadlines

Share

General deadlines for research grant applications

March 1, 2021: The National MS Society remains committed to funding priority research and has released a new Request for Applications focusing on Detecting Multiple Sclerosis Before the Onset of Neurological Deficits, which is intended to support research that advances our Pathways to Cures Roadmap. The Pathways to Cures initiative encompasses research aiming to stop MS, restore function, and end MS forever.
 
The Society recently completed a review of research fellowship and early career funding opportunities and have approved funding for new awards in 2021 as part of our commitment to support the research workforce. As usual, we plan to offer the annual opportunity for fellowships and early career funding opportunities in early summer 2021.
 
However, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a challenging fundraising environment that has affected our ability to fund new research grants. While the Society will continue to fund existing grants and fellowships, we are not planning to offer any new investigator-initiated Research or Pilot grant funding opportunities for the foreseeable future.
 
In addition to the recently announced request for applications, we anticipate offering new research support opportunities that advance our Pathways to Cures Roadmap, and we expect that these opportunities will align with many of the themes that MS researchers are actively pursuing. We will share these new opportunities as they become available.  

Type of Application
(click on links for more specific deadlines and pre-application deadlines)

Deadline for Receipt of Application (Full applications due at 5:00 pm)

Official Notice

Earliest Possible Start Date

RESEARCH
GRANTS

Spring Cycle

THIS PROGRAM ON HOLD

TBD

TBD

RESEARCH
GRANTS

Fall Cycle

THIS PROGRAM ON HOLD

 

MENTOR-BASED POSTDOCTORAL REHABILITATION AWARDS

August

Mid-January

July 1

HARRY WEAVER AWARDS

August

Mid-January

July 1

BIOSTATS/INFORMATICS/
COMPUTATIONAL BIOL. 
JR FACULTY AWARD

August Mid-January July 1

SYLVIA LAWRY PHYSICIAN FELLOWSHIPS

August

Mid-January

July 1

NATIONAL MS SOCIETY-ABF MS

CLINICIAN SCIENTIST

August

Mid-January

July 1

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

August

Mid-January

July 1

PILOT RESEARCH

THIS PROGRAM ON HOLD

 

 

CAREER TRANSITION FELLOWSHIPS

August

Mid-January

July 1

CLINICAL CARE FELLOWSHIPSINSTITUTIONAL CLINICAL TRAINING AWARD

Mid-July

Mid-January

July 1

MS CLINICAL MENTORSHIPS
 
Mid-April
 
n/a
 
 Mid-June
 

 

Share


© 2021 The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a tax exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Its Identification Number (EIN) is 13-5661935.