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Eligibility: Multiple Sclerosis researchers from low- and middle-income countries
Prize: a two-year grant, around GBP 30,000 per year

Are you a researcher from a low- or middle-income country working in the field of Multiple Sclerosis?

Join the McDonald Fellowship and work in a foreign research institution, where you can gain expertise and carry out joint research projects.

Eligibility for the McDonald Fellowship

Applying candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • hold a postgraduate level (at least MSc, preferably PhD/MD) in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis
  • be a citizen of a low- or middle-income country (all countries with a low, lower-middle, or upper-middle income as defined by the World Bank)
  • have their research focused on an area relevant to multiple sclerosis

in addition, candidates must be in one of the following situations:

  • working or studying in a low- or middle-income country at the time of application.
  • working or studying in another country on a project that started within six months before application.
  • studying in another country on a Du Pré grant project supported by MSIF.

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Details of the Fellowship and application process

The application is a joint one from both the applicant and the host. Applicants must identify a suitable project and a host supervisor at an institution outside of their own country.

The McDonald Fellowship is a two-year grant of around £30,000 GBP per year for the applicant to cover travel and living costs. An additional £2,000 GBP per year is allocated towards the host institution.

The fellowship should start within 12 months of receiving the funding. A part of the second-year grant should be used to cover the fellow’s expenses to attend the annual congress of ECTRIMS, the European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS.

Upon completion, fellows are expected to return to their own countries and continue their contribution to MS research with the use of the newly developed expertise and networks.

Interested in applying for The McDonald Fellowship? Check the official website and register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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