Field of Study:
The McDonald Fellowship enables early career multiple sclerosis researchers from low- and middle-income countries to work in a research institution outside of their own country. Applications for 2021 are now open for qualifying applicants.
Due to travel restrictions the fellowship is considering alternative ways to carry out research projects.
A project may be:
A) in a research institute/hospital abroad if travel permits (as in previous years)
B) in a research institute/hospital in your home country
C) a virtual project, either in full or in part with host institution mentoring*
*virtual projects are only possible if the applicant and host are able to demonstrate how to get sufficient mentorship throughout the project duration.
Closing date: 30 June 2021.
All candidates must:
- Be educated to post graduate 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 multiple sclerosis
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
Conditions of Bursary:
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.
How to Apply:
- 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
- Ask referees to submit reference letters to [email protected] before the deadline
Applicants will be informed in September whether they were successful.