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MS International Federation McDonald Fellowships for Developing Countries in UK, 2020

MS International Federation is awarding a number of McDonald Fellowships to young researchers from emerging countries for the academic year 2020/21.

The aim of MS International Federation is to lead the global MS movement to improve the quality of life of people affected by MS. It supports the better understanding of the treatment of MS by facilitating international cooperation between MS societies, the international research community, and other stakeholders.

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The MS International Federation is a unique global network of MS organizations. They have 47 member organizations from around the world and links to many others. Together we lead the fight against MS and work to improve the quality of life of people affected by MS in more than 105 countries.

Application Deadline: 31 August.

Brief Description:

  • Course Level: The candidate’s focus of research should be an area of neuroscience relevant to MS.
  • Study Subject:  Research in MS.
  • Award: 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.
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in the UK

Eligibility

  • Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, The, Guinea, Guinea-Bisau, Haiti, Kenya, Korea, Dem Rep., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Congo, Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, India, Kiribati, Kosovo , Kyrgyz Republic,Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Timor-Leste, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia, Angola, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Hungary, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, FYR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Palau, Panama, Peru, Romania, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu and Venezuela, RB.
  • Entrance Requirements: All candidates must:
    • be under 35 at the time of application
    • be educated to postgraduate level in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis (MS)
    • be citizens of an emerging country (all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle income as defined by the World Bank)
    • focus their research in an area of neuroscience relevant to MS

    Candidates must also be in one of the following situations:

    • working or studying in an emerging 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.

    Before nomination, candidates need to have identified a suitable project and discussed their involvement with the project supervisor of the intended host institution outside their own country. 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.

    The fellowship may also be used as a supplement for work related to MS by a candidate who has been accepted for training in a recognized institute (within the six months prior to nomination) but who don’t have enough money to cover the total cost.

Application Procedure:

  • How to Apply: In order to apply for the award, candidates are obligatory to apply through an online application form.
  • Supporting Documents: You must submit a CV, add names and contact details of 3 referees, including the applicant’s current supervisor or employer.
  • Admission Requirements:  For taking admission for research degree, candidates must have a masters degree.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Benefits

The fellowship provides 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.

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