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Are you a citizen of a low or middle-income country with a postgraduate degree interested in focusing your research proposal in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis. 

Then you should apply for the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) Du Pré Grants 2021. 

The MSIF Du Pré Grant enables multiple sclerosis researchers and clinicians from low- and middle-income countries to make short visits (up to six months) to established MS research centres, outside of their own country.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

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Benefits

Selected applicants get up to £6,000 GBP, to cover the cost of travel and living expenses or to top up an existing grant to extend a visit.

Eligibility

The opportunity is open to :

  • Citizens of a low or middle-income country (all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle Income as defined by the World Bank).

Requirements/Specifications/Terms and Conditions

All candidates must:

  • Be educated to postgraduate level (at least MSc, but preferably PhD/MD) in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Focus their research proposal in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis.
  • Be working or studying in another country on a project which started within the six months prior to nomination.

               OR

  • Studying in another country on a project supported by an MS International Federation grant

A project may be:

  • In a research Institute/hospital abroad if travel permits (as in previous years).
  • In a research institute/hospital in your home country.
  • A virtual project, either in full or in part with host Institution mentoring.

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Application Instructions

All sections of the online application form should be completed. 

  • The Host needs to provide a supporting statement at the end of the application.
  • Add names and contact details of 2 referees Including the applicant’s current supervisor or employer.
  • Ask your two referees to send a reference letter each to research@msif.org before the deadline.
  • You must submit your application with sufficient time for the proposed host to read through your application and provide a supporting statement. 
  • It is advised to give at least 2-4 weeks for your host to complete this. Applications will be rejected if host statements or references are not received before June 30.

About the MSIF Du Pré Grants

The MSIF Du Pré Grant enables multiple sclerosis researchers and clinicians from low- and middle-income countries to make short visits (up to six months) to established MS research centres, outside of their own country.

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Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

Due to travel restrictions they are considering alternative ways to carry out research projects, allowing flexibility around how the Du Pré Grants are spent, as well as when and where the project would be carried out.

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