MS International Federation is awarding a number of McDonald Fellowships to young researchers from emerging countries. Fellowships enable the recipient to travel to an established research institution to work with leading researchers in MS with a view to returning to their own country to establish a programme of MS research. The fellowship consists of a two-year grant, around UK £30,000 per year, to cover travel and living costs, and an additional contribution of UK £2,000 per year to the host institution.
Level: undertake two years research in MS.
Field(s): The candidate’s focus of research should be an area of neuroscience relevant to MS.
Deadline: 30 June each year. Result will be announced in late September..
Funded By: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) International Federation
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): MS International Federation McDonald Fellowships are targeted for the citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, The, Guinea, Guinea-Bisau, Haiti, Kenya, Korea, Dem Rep., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Congo, Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, India, Kiribati, Kosovo , Kyrgyz Republic,Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Timor-Leste, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia, Angola, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic
Ecuador, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Hungary, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, FYR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Palau, Panama, Peru, Romania, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu and Venezuela can apply for MS International Federation McDonald Fellowships .
‣ No. of awards: A number of McDonald fellowships will be awarded.
‣ Scholarship Tenure : Fellowships are awarded for a period of two years. The MS International Federation requires a short report at the end of the first year of the fellowship. Second-year funding depends on the submission of this report.
‣Value of Scholarship : The fellowship consists of a two-year grant, around UK £30,000 per year, to cover travel and living costs, and an additional contribution of UK £2,000 per year to the host institution. 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.
‣ Professor McDonald had a monumental impact on MS research, treatment and understanding, providing invaluable breakthroughs in the field.
‣ He was a member of the MS International Federation’s International medical and scientific board from 1980 and its chairman from 1999 to 2003.
‣ The McDonald Fellowship was formerly known as the Du Pré Fellowship. Every year the MS International Federation offers a number of McDonald Fellowships to young researchers from emerging countries*.
‣ MS International Federation McDonald Fellowships enable the recipient to travel to an established research institution to work with leading researchers in MS, with a view to returning to their own country to establish a programme of MS research that involves the application of the newly learned techniques.
‣ The fellowship consists of a two-year grant, around UK £30,000 per year, to cover travel and living costs, and an additional contribution of UK £2,000 per year to the host institution. In 2015, they will accept applications from all areas of research related to MS and encourage applications in the areas of symptom relief, rehabilitation and palliative care.
To apply for MS International Federation McDonald Fellowships ,
‣ Candidates must be under 35 at the time of application and must be citizens of an emerging country (all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle income) as defined by the World Bank.
‣ Candidates must be working or studying in an emerging country at the time of nomination or 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.
‣ The candidate’s focus of research should be an area of neuroscience relevant to MS. The research should be in an area that makes it likely that the studies and expertise can be transferred to the candidate’s home country.
Scholarship Application Method
‣ Students should email the nomination form and accompanying documents. Before nomination, candidates need to have identified a suitable project and discussed their involvement with the project supervisor of the institution.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 30 June each year. Result will be announced in late September.
‣ Application forms ( Application) and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.