The National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to 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 pilot grants for the testing of novel ideas that may serve to advance the society's mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function in MS sufferers, and improving quality of life. The program supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care, and rehabilitation.
Through the program, one-year grants of up to $44,000 will be awarded for the testing of innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods and 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.
See the National MS Society website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.