MSIF (Multiple Sclerosis International Federation) and ECTRIMS together support a 2 year McDonald fellowship each year. Prof. McDonald had an imp impact on MS research, treatment and understanding, providing invaluable breakthroughs in the field.  Fellowships permit 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 program of MS research that involves the application of the newly learned techniques.

Duration of fellowship: 2 year grant
Stipend: UK £30,000/year; covers travel and living costs; UK £2,000/year to the host institution.

Subject areas: symptom relief, rehabilitation and palliative care


  • Applicant must be below 35 years at the time of application.
  • Applicant must be national of an emerging country (as defined by the World Bank).
  • Applicant must 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
  • Applicant’s focus of research should be an area of neuroscience relevant to MS.
  • Research must be in an area that makes it likely that the studies and expertise can be transferred to the applicant’s native country.
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European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS)

Fellowship Level Researcher
Country Switzerland
Subject areas Neurosciences
Fellowship amount UK £30,000/year
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline June 30, 2021



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