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Mentor-Based Postdoctoral Fellowship In Rehabilitation Research


As part of its overarching goals of stopping MS progression, restoring function, and ending MS forever, the National MS Society welcomes applications for support of mentors and institutions that provide training of postdoctoral fellows in MS research related to rehabilitation. This program provides support for a mentor-institution combination which is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and training of postdoctoral fellows to pursue a career in rehabilitation research applied to MS and similar disorders. The mentor should be an established and active researcher in MS or a related field. The mentor and fellow may come from a variety of different fields including medicine, physical, occupational, or speech therapy, psychology, rehabilitation engineering, nursing, or other fields. The research training may focus on fundamental as well as applied studies but must be relevant to rehabilitation of individuals with MS.

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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, July 26, 2023
Full Application Deadline: 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time, Wednesday, August 2, 2023

For more information, please contact:

Kathleen Zackowski, PhD, OTR
Senior Director, Patient Management, Care and Rehabilitation Research 


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