National MS Society Accepting Applications for Pilot Programs

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

To that end, the society is accepting applications for its Pilot Grant Program, which funds high-risk pilots designed to quickly test novel ideas with the potential to advance efforts to stop MS progression, restore function, and improve quality of life for individuals with MS and their families. 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 $40,000 will be awarded to test 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 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 April 9, 2018. Full applications are due by April 11, 2018.

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