Deadline: June 30, 2022
Applications are open for the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) Du Pré Grant 2022. The MSIF Du Pré Grant enables multiple sclerosis researchers and clinicians from low- and middle-income countries to make short visits (up to six months) to established MS research centres, outside of their own country.
During the visit or virtual project, participants either gain expertise or carry out parts of joint research projects. This benefits care for people with MS and supports collaborative research. Following the award, they expect applicants to use the newly developed expertise and networks, and continue MS research and/or clinical practice in low- and middle-income countries. Visits may last between two and six months.
- Each grant is up to a maximum of £6,000 GBP, to cover the cost of travel and living expenses or to top up an existing grant to extend a visit.
*For 2022 they are more flexible on the use of funds if virtual or local projects are proposed, but this must be agreed upon in the project proposal.
All candidates must:
- Be educated to post graduate level (at least MSc, but preferably PhD/MD) in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis (MS).
- Be citizens of a low- or middle-income country (all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle income as defined by the World Bank).
- Focus their research proposal in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis.
Candidates must also be in one of the following situations:
- Working or studying in a low- or middle-income country (all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle income as defined by the World Bank) at the time of nomination.
- Working or studying in another country on a project which started within the six months prior to nomination.
- Studying in another country on a project supported by an MS International Federation grant.
This is a joint application from the applicant and host. Before nomination, candidates need to have identified a suitable project and host supervisor at an institution outside of their own country.
*For 2022, the host can also be identified within the applicant’s home country or neighbouring countries (if travel laws allow it in the country), provided there are sufficient resources (e.g. equipment, reagents…) and mentorship as well as an opportunity to learn new expertise and techniques.
A project host must be agreed before commencing the application. The deadline for the host statement is the same as the entire application: 30 June, 2022.
- Complete all sections of the online application form
- The Host needs to provide a supporting statement at the end of the application*
- Add names and contact details of 2 referees, including the applicant’s current supervisor or employer
- Ask your two referees to send a reference letter each to [email protected] before the deadline
*The host supporting statement is filled in once the Applicant has submitted their application. The proposed host will then be emailed with instructions to fill in the supporting statement in the application form in text only.
For more information, visit MSIF Grants.