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Harry Weaver Scholar Awards


Harry Weaver, Ph.D., known worldwide for his contribution to neurosciences and multiple sclerosis research, was the Society's Director of Research from 1966-1977. Throughout his tenure with the Society and throughout his career, Dr. Weaver continued to encourage young investigators to enter and pursue MS research, and to broaden our understanding of basic and clinical aspects of MS. In recognition of Dr. Weaver's contribution to the neurosciences and MS research, and to his dedication to young researchers, the Society named this prestigious Award in his honor.

As part of its overarching goals of stopping MS progression, restoring function, and ending MS forever, the National MS Society offers a limited number of Harry Weaver awards to highly qualified candidates who have concluded their research training and begun academic careers as independent investigators in an area related to multiple sclerosis. The awards are designed to provide salary and grant support for a five year period, thus permitting the awardee to establish competence in his/her chosen research area. Application must be made jointly by a candidate and the institution in which an appointment is held.

Proposal submissions

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.

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:

Kathy M. Zackowski, PhD, OTR


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