National MS Society Accepting Applications for Pilot Programs

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of people affected by MS.

To that end, the society is accepting applications for its Pilot Grant Program, which provides high-risk pilot grants for the testing of novel ideas that may serve to advance its mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function, improving quality of life, and preventing MS. The program supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care, and rehabilitation.

One-year grants of up to $44,000 will be awarded for the testing of innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods and/or to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding.

Researchers who have completed their postdoctoral training are invited to apply. Individuals who are currently postdoctoral fellows or the equivalent, or who are graduate/medical students are not eligible for support under this program.

See the National MS Society website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.