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  • MSIF McDonald Fellowship 2024


    What is MSIF McDonald Fellowship 2024?

    MSIF McDonald Fellowship 2024 is an opportunity offered by the MSIF (Multiple Sclerosis International Federation)* to students pursuing M.Sc., Ph.D., and M.D. level studies in the field of multiple sclerosis. The fellowship enables early-career researchers in multiple sclerosis from low-income countries to work in a research institution outside their own country. Selected candidates will receive up to £30,000 (approximately ₹31,59,124.33) for 2 years and an additional grant of £2,000 (approximately ₹2,10,496.60) per year is provided to the host institution.

    *The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) is a global organisation that brings together multiple sclerosis (MS) organisations, researchers, healthcare professionals and individuals affected by MS.

    Source: Multiple Sclerosis International Federation

    Who is offering this scholarship ?

    The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) International Federation (an international body linking the activities of various national Multiple Sclerosis societies) is offering the fellowship.

    Who can apply for this scholarship ?

    To be eligible, an applicant must:-

    • be a citizen of a low- or middle-income country (including India)
    • be pursuing postgraduate studies, at least an M.Sc., preferably a Ph.D. or M.D. degree in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis
    • be working or studying in another country on a project supported by a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) International Federal grant that started within six months before the nomination
    • have focused their research on areas relevant to multiple sclerosis

    Note:- Recipients of a Du Pré grant can subsequently apply for a McDonald Fellowship, but not the other way around.

    What are the benefits ?

    The fellowship offers a two-year grant of around £30,000 (approximately ₹31,56,834.00) per year to cover travel and living costs. An additional contribution of £2,000 (approximately ₹2,10,496.60) per year is provided to the host institution. The fellowship expects part of this contribution in the second year to be used to cover the candidate's expenses to attend the annual congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research (ECTRIMS) in MS.

    How can you apply ?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the position using the steps listed below-
    Step 1:
    Click the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
    Step 2: Click on the 'Register' button on the right-hand side of the dashboard and fill in the required details to 'Register'. (Note:- If already registered, log in using the registered email ID.)
    Step 3: Navigate to the ‘How to Apply’ section and click the ‘Online Application Form’ link.
    Step 4: Read the details carefully and fill in the required details to check the eligibility.
    Step 5: After checking the eligibility, fill in the details, agree to the terms & conditions by clicking the checkbox and submit to 'Register' for the fellowship.

    What are the documents required for the MSIF McDonald Fellowship 2024?

    • Previous class marksheet (if applicable)
    • A copy of passport (if applicable)

    What are the selection criteria ?

    MSIF’s McDonald Fellowship panel, comprised of both scientists and people affected by MS will consider and select successful candidates.

    What are the important dates ?

    Application Deadline: 30th June 2024

    Terms and Conditions

    • The fellowship can be used as a supplement for work related to MS by a candidate who has been accepted for training in a recognised institute within six months before nomination but who doesn’t have enough money to cover the total cost.
    • Projects are only accepted if the risk of travel is low.
    • The project will then be carried out safely with minimal risk to the applicant.
    • There are sufficient resources and supervision to allow the proposed project to take place, and the project demonstrates sufficient value to the applicant.
    • Application forms will be revised to include a question asking the applicant to write a plan for how to conduct the work or a part of the work if unable to travel.
    • The McDonald Fellowships are conditional on commencing no later than the end of 2024. This is a joint application from the applicant and host. Before nomination, candidates need to have identified a suitable project and host supervisor at an institution outside their own country.
    • A project host must be agreed upon before commencing the application. Candidates and Host supervisors are required to read and sign the Terms and Conditions of the award.

    Note: For detailed information, kindly refer to the "Terms and Conditions" document.

    Deadline: 30-Jun-2024AwardAnnual £30,000 for 2 years and additional £2,000 per year to the host institutionEligibilityEarly career multiple sclerosis researchers