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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 and American Brain Foundation have joined to support training for young clinicians committed to careers in academic medicine with an emphasis on MS clinical research. The NMSS-ABF MS 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 and, for this award, the goals of the American Brain Foundation.

Deadline 2021: 
Pre-application deadline: August 11, 2021, 5p.m. Eastern
Full application deadline: August 18, 2021, 5p.m. Eastern

For more information, please contact:
Walt Kostich, PhD


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