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Collaborative MS Research Centers


As part of its overarching goals of stopping MS progression, restoring function, and ending MS forever, the National MS Society offers special funding for Collaborative MS Research Centers to help stimulate collaboration and interaction in MS research among independent investigators, strengthen the ties between basic and clinical research, and stimulate recruitment of researchers from other fields into MS research. This will serve to leverage already available research support. To be considered for funding, all projects must show relevance to the Society's research mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS.

Proposal submission and deadline

NOTE: After this September deadline, the Society will no longer be accepting applications for Collaborative MS Center awards. This award is being suspended in its current form, with the possibility that it may be reconfigured to meet future research needs.

To submit a proposal for research support, investigators must first register with our online portal ( and complete a pre-application. Staff will review the pre-application to determine whether the research plan is appropriate and relevant to our goals.

Deadline 2019: September 4, 5:00 pm EST (pre-applications due August 28)

For more information, please contact:

Mark Allegretta, PhD


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