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MISF 2022 Du Pré Grants for Researchers from Developing Countries

MISF offers Du Pré Grants to MS researchers from emerging countries to enable them to make short visits to established MS research centres outside their own country, either to learn from each other or to carry out parts of joint research projects. The aim is to encourage cross-fertilisation of skills through collaborative research projects. Two of the annual awards are supported by Stichting MS Research (the Dutch MS Research Foundation).

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About  Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF)

The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) was established in 1967 as an international body linking the activities of National MS societies around the world. The Federation seeks to work in worldwide partnership with Member Societies and the international scientific community to eliminate multiple sclerosis and its consequences, and to speak out globally on behalf of those affected by multiple sclerosis..

MISF Du Pré Grant

Aim and Benefits of MISF Du Pré Grant

    • Each grant is likely to be between UK £2,000 and £4,000, to a maximum of £5,000. The funds are intended to go towards travel and living costs, or to top up an existing grant to extend a visit.

Requirements for MISF Du Pré Grant Qualification

All candidates must:

    • Be educated to post graduate 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

Candidates must also be in one of the following situations:

    • Working or studying in a low- or middle-income country (all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle income as defined by the World Bank) at the time of nomination
    • Working or studying in another country on a project which started within the six months prior to nomination
    • Studying in another country on a project supported by an MS International Federation grant

Candidates are expected to return to their own countries at the end of the study period where they will contribute to advancing care and research in MS. A strong plan of how to continue one’s work after the award has ended is recommended.

Application Deadline

June 30, 2022

How to Apply

    • 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[at]msif[dot].org before the deadline

*The host supporting statement is filled in once the Applicant has submitted their application. The proposed host will then be emailed with instructions to fill in the supporting statement in the application form in text only.

For more details,visit MISF website

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