McDonald Fellowship Programme 2020 | Apply for MSIF Programme-Up to £30,000 GBP

Application for the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) Programme for Young Researchers and Middle-income Countries is currently ongoing.

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Bekeking team officially informs you that the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) programme application portal is open for registration.

The McDonald Fellowship Programme enables young researchers from low- and middle-income countries to work in a research institution outside of their own country.

Following the award, they expect applicants will be able to use the newly developed expertise and networks, continuing to undertake MS research and/or patient care in low- and middle-income countries.

One fellowship is awarded in partnership with ECTRIMS and is known as the MSIF-ECTRIMS McDonald Fellowship. Another fellowship is awarded in partnership with MSIF’s member, ARSEP, The Fondation pour l’Aide à la Recherche Sur la Sclérose En Plaques. This is known as the MSIF-ARSEP McDonald Fellowship.

See: Eni-Oxford Africa Scholarship 2020 for Master’s Study in the UK

MSIF McDonald Fellowship Programme Eligibility.

All candidates must:

  • Be educated to postgraduate level (at least MSc, preferably PhD/MD) in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis
  • 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

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

Candidates are expected to return to their own countries at the end of the study period where they will contribute to advancing care and research in MS.

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.

MSIF McDonald Fellowship Programme Benefits.

The fellowship consists of a two-year grant, around £30,000 GBP per year, to cover travel and living costs, and an additional contribution of £2,000 GBP per year to the host institution.

They expect 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.

We would like to encourage prospective applicants to start considering their areas of interest, and suitable hosts. If you have further questions you may reach us on [email protected]

We strongly recommend that you also contact to discuss the topic of your research proposal before you apply, so that MSIF can check that it is eligible for this award.

How to Apply for MSIF McDonald Fellowship Programme.

  • Complete all sections of the online application form
  • The Host needs to provide a supporting statement at the end of the application
  • Add names and contact details of 3 referees, including the applicant’s current supervisor or employer

Deadline for McDonald Fellowship Programme

The application deadline, including the online form, reference letters, and supporting statement from the host, is 30 June 2020.

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Last Updated on April 4, 2020 by Admin

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