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Fully Funded McDonald Fellowship in London

Fully Funded
Country: UK
City: London
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Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system. Today more than 2,300,000 people around the world have MS. MS is an inflammatory demyelinating condition. . MS is a progressive disease of the central nervous system, for which there is no cure at present. Additionally, More women than men have MS, with a ratio of three women to two men. Which is why the fully funded fellowship is being conducted in order to find a solution to it. Moreover, the fellowship is conducted by Multiple Sclerosis International Federation in the memory of Professor Ian McDonald. Adding on, the McDonald Fellowship enables young researchers from emerging countries to work in a research institution outside  their own country

Furthermore, the fellowship consists of a two-year grant with around £30,000 GBP per year, to cover travel and living costs. An additional contribution of £2,000 GBP per year to the host institution. Additionally, MSIF expects 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.

Benefits:

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.

Eligibility Requirements:

All candidates must:

  • Be citizens of an emerging country (all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle income ).
  • Focus their research in an area relevant to MS.
  • under 35 at the time of application.
  • post graduate level in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • Candidates must also be in one of the following situations:
    • Working or studying in an emerging country 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 need to provide :

  • A signed letter detailing their reasons for nomination.
  • A signed letter from the their current supervisor supporting the nomination.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Testimonies (references) from at least two people with whom the candidate has worked.
  • A signed letter of support from the supervisor of the host institution, indicating that appropriate facilities will be made available.
  • A one-page statement as to what the future plans of the candidate might be when he or she returns to country of origin.

Specifications

Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline21 July,2019
CountryUK
CityLondon
Open toEGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.
OrganizerMultiple Sclerosis International Federation

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