Deadline: June 30, 2023
Applications are open for the MSIF Du Pré Grant 2023. 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. For 2023 they are open to applications for virtual or local projects to overcome the travel restrictions imposed by COVID-19.
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, the MSIF expects 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.
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.
- Not been awarded a McDonald Fellowship previously. Those who previously have held a Du Pré grant are eligible to subsequently apply for a McDonald Fellowship, but not the other way round.
- Identify your project and field of interest.
- Contact and agree project proposal with a host (project supervisor in a lab or clinic).
- If you do not have a host, contact the research team for advice as soon as possible.
- Applicant completes all sections of the online application form.
- After Applicant submits, the Host is contacted to submit a supporting statement using the same application form.
- Applicant asks the two referees to send their reference letters to [email protected] well before 30 June deadline.
- Applicants must read the Terms and Conditions of the Award to understand requirements around reporting and payments.
- Applicants should pay close attention to the lay summary of the application.
*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 Du Pré Grant.