National MS Society Accepting Applications for Pilot Programs

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources to find a cure for and address challenges faced by those affected by MS.

To that end, the society is accepting applications for its Pilot Grant Program. The program funds high-risk pilot grants in support of novel ideas that may serve to advance its mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function, and improving quality of life for those with MS. The program supports fundamental as well as applied studies, both 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 to test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data that can be used 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.

Pre-applications must be received no later than January 8, 2018.

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

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