MSIF McDonald Fellowship Programme 2019

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MSIF McDonald Fellowship Programme 2019 Description

Applications are open for the MSIF McDonald Fellowship Programme 2019. The McDonald Fellowship enables young researchers from emerging countries to work in a research institution outside of their own country.

Following the award, they expect applicants will be able to use the newly developed expertise and networks, continuing to undertake MS research and/or patient care in emerging countries. 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.

MSIF McDonald Fellowship Programme 2019

The fellowship may also be used as a supplement for work related to MS by a candidate who has been accepted for training in a recognised institute (within the six months prior to nomination) but who doesn’t have enough money to cover the total cost.

The 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 .

Scholarship Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: July 21, 2019

Eligibility

All candidates must:

  • Be under 35 at the time of application
  • Be educated to post graduate level in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Be 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:

  • 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

Application Procedure

  • 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

For more information, visit MSIF McDonald Fellowship.

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