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Calls for Proposals

MS Society opens 2011 grant round, encouraging translational and clinical biomedical research applications

The MS Society’s research grant round opens on the 24th February 2011, with a deadline for applications on 7th April 2011. As the largest dedicated charitable funder of MS research in the UK, the MS Society welcomes applications for projects that will increase the understanding of, and find new effective treatments for MS, as well as improve care and services for people affected by MS.

The Society will consider any application that is relevant to MS. Applications are divided into two funding streams:

Care and Services Research

Research proposals that are focused on relieving the symptoms of MS, developing and evaluating services for people affected by MS or exploring the social and economic impact of MS are classified as care and services research applications.

Biomedical Research

Research proposals that are focussed on identifying the causes of MS and/or identifying and developing disease modifying therapies are classified as biomedical research applications. In response to a strategic review the Society has issued a highlight notice for translational and clinical biomedical research and would particularly encourage applicants to submit proposals with this focus.

Types of awards

MS Society research grant awards available in the round 2011 are:

  • Project Grants
  • Innovative Awards
  • PhD Studentships
  • Junior Research Fellowships

Important dates

Applications open 24th February 2011
Deadline for applications 7th April 2011

For further information on how to apply

Please visit
Call 020 8438 0822, or email

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