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Clinician Scientist Development Awards


Physician scientists (scientists with MDs, versus PhDs) are vital to research involving persons with MS. The National MS Society supports training for young clinicians committed to careers in academic medicine with an emphasis on MS clinical research. The Clinician-Scientist Development Award supports 3 years of research training in an environment where talented young clinicians address problems in MS with the most current scientific tools.

Proposal submissions

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

Pre-Application Deadline: 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time, Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Full Application Deadline: 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time, Wednesday, August 16, 2023

For more information, please contact:
Walt Kostich, PhD


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