National MS Society Accepting Applications for Pilot Programs

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources to find a cure for and address the challenges associated with MS.

To that end, the society is accepting applications for its Pilot Grant Program, which supports the testing of novel ideas with the potential to advance its mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function, improving quality of life, and preventing the disease. Pilot grants support 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 resulting in sufficient preliminary data to enable the researcher(s) 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 the program.

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

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