Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) McDonald Fellowship Programme 2020 for Young Researchers from Low- and Middle-income Countries | Up to £30,000 GBP: Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) Calls for Applications from Qualified Citizens of Low- or Middle-Income Countries for its 2020 McDonald Fellowship Programme.
Deadline: 30th June, 2020,
See Eligibility, Benefits, Selection Criteria, Application Guidelines
middle-income countries to work in a research institution outside of
their own country.
newly developed expertise and networks, continuing to undertake MS
research and/or patient care in low- and middle-income countries.
fellowship is awarded in partnership with ECTRIMS and is known as the
MSIF-ECTRIMS McDonald Fellowship. Another fellowship is awarded in
partnership with MSIF’s member, ARSEP, The Fondation pour l’Aide à la
Recherche sur la Sclérose En Plaques. This is known as the MSIF-ARSEP
All candidates must:
- Be educated to post graduate level (at least MSc, preferably PhD/MD) in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis
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)
- Focus their research in an area relevant to MS
Candidates must also be in one of the following situations:
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.
fellowship consists of a two-year grant, around £30,000 GBP per year,
to cover travel and living costs, and an additional contribution of
£2,000 GBP per year to the host institution. They expect that part of
the second-year grant to the host institution will be used to cover the
candidate’s expenses to attend the annual congress of ECTRIMS, the
European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS.
How to Apply.
- Complete all sections of the online application form
- The Host needs to provide a supporting statement at the end of the application
- Add names and contact details of 3 referees, including the applicant’s current supervisor or employer
The application deadline, including the online form, reference letters, and supporting statement from the host, is 30 June 2020.