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MSIF Du Pré Grant 2020 for MS Researchers and Clinicians

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Applications call for MSIF Du Pré Grant Grant 2020

The MSIF Du Pré Grant is the facility that enables MS researchers and clinicians from low- and middle-income countries to make short visits (up to six months) to established MS research centers, outside of their own country. During the visit, participants either gain expertise or carry out parts of joint research projects. Moreover, these benefits to care for people with MS and supports collaborative research. Following the award, we expect applicants to use the newly developed expertise and networks, and continue MS research and/or clinical practice in low- and middle-income countries.


Each grant is up to a maximum of £6,000 GBP, to cover the cost of travel and living expenses or to top up an existing grant to extend a visit. Basically, the visit will be two to six months long.


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


In order to be eligible for MSIF Du Pré Grant, all the candidates must

  • Be educated to postgraduate level (at least MSc, preferably Ph.D./MD) 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.


In order to apply, candidates must

  • Complete all sections of the online application form.
  • Add names and contact details of 2 referees, including the applicant’s current supervisor or employer.
  • Furthermore, the Host needs to provide a supporting statement at the end of the application.


Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Deadline30 June,2020
Open toApplicants from low income and middle income countries
OrganizerMS International Federation



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