McDonald Fellowships 2018 – Eligibility, Application, Dates

McDonald Fellowships 2018 for Young Researchers from Emerging Countries

McDonald Fellowships 2018 – Applications for the McDonald Fellowship are now open  for 2018.The McDonald Fellowship enables young researchers from emerging countries to work in a research institution outside of their own country. Following the award, we expect applicants will be able to use the newly developed expertise and networks, continuing to undertake MS research and/or patient care in emerging countries.

The McDonald Fellowship marks the memory of Professor lan McDonald and is offered by the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF). The Fellowship is for promising young researchers conducting research into multiple sclerosis (full-funded)

 

Also See : Scholarship

 

Fellowship Benefits

  • 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
  • They anticipated that part of the second-year grant, to the host institution will be used to cover the expenses of the candidates attending the annual congress of ECTRIMS the European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • All candidates must:
  • Be under 35 at the time of application
  • Be educated to post graduate 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 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
  • 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 of their own country. Candidates are encouraged to identify a suitable host institute and supervisor, and to develop their project proposal.
  • 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 recognised institute (within the six months prior to nomination) but who doesn’t have enough money to cover the total cost

 

Application Process

  • Before nomination, candidates need to have identified a suitable project and host supervisor at an institution outside of their own country. Candidates are encouraged to identify a suitable host institute and supervisor, and to develop their project proposal
  • Candidates need to provide the following to apply:
  • A joint McDonald Fellowship application form from the applicant and host
  • Testimonies (references) from three people, including one from the applicant’s current supervisor or employer
  • The McDonald Fellowship application form can be downloaded by filling out the form at the bottom of this page
  • All complete McDonald application forms should be attracted to an email, along with the required references, and submitted to research@msif.org by the 30th June 2018
  • Application Form can be downloaded by filling out of the form – https://www.msif.org/

 

Important Dates

  • Last Date to submit the Application Form is:  30th June 2018
  • Result – Will be announced in late September

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