Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) McDonald Fellowships 2022 (up to £30,000)

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) McDonald Fellowships 2022 (up to £30,000)

Deadline: June 30, 2022

Applications for the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) McDonald Fellowships 2022 are now open. The McDonald Fellowship enables early career multiple sclerosis researchers from low- and middle-income countries to work in a research institution outside of their own country.

They are open to applications for virtual or local projects to overcome the travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the visit or virtual project, participants either gain expertise or carry out parts of joint research projects. Following the award, they expect applicants will be able to use the newly developed expertise and networks, continuing to undertake MS research and/or patient care in low- and middle-income countries.

Fellowship

  • The fellowship consists of a two-year grant, around £30,000 GBP per year, to cover travel and living costs, and an additional contribution of £2,000 GBP per year to the host institution. 

Eligibility

All candidates must:

  • Be educated to post graduate level (at least MSc, preferably PhD/MD) in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis.
  • 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 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.

Application

  • 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 3 referees, including the applicant’s current supervisor or employer.
  • Ask referees to submit reference letters 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. This must be done before the deadline. 

For more information, visit McDonald Fellowships.

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