National MS Society Accepting Applications for Pilot Programs

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources to advance 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 pilot projects aimed at testing novel ideas with the potential to advance the society's mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function, improving quality of life, and preventing the onset of 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 $55,000 will be awarded to test 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 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 May 6. Complete applications are due by May 8, 2019.

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


Deadline: April 18, 2019