Applying for research funding from the MS Society

We are the largest charitable funder of MS research in the UK. And we're committed to supporting the highest quality research relating to the cause and treatment of MS.

Through our application and review process we aim to fund the highest quality MS research, and to support the highest calibre researchers, in order to derive maximum benefit for people with MS.

Current opportunities

2017 Daphne Jackson Trust Fellowships

We are partnering with the Daphne Jackson Trust to help fund two researchers to return to scientific research work after a career break, on a part time and flexible basis. We hope to fund one Fellowship in the biomedical field and one Fellowship in the Care and Services field.

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2017

How do I apply?

For more information and for how to apply please visit the Daphne Jackson Trust website.

2017 grant round for research

Our 2017 grant round is now closed. We will be in touch with applicants over the summer.

Closed funding calls

These calls are now closed and applications are undergoing external review. Funding outcomes will be announced on our website in due course.

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Contact us
If you have any questions about our funding schemes or the review process, please contact us on 020 8438 0822 or
Public involvement

We believe that involving people affected by MS will strengthen the quality and relevance of your research. Read more information on public involvement.


All applications should fit our Research Strategy.

In 2013 we completed a James Lind Alliance Partnership (JLA) to identify the research priorities for people affected by MS and healthcare professionals. Applications that specifically address these priorities will be considered more favourably. Find out more about this process.

Information on what we fund and how to apply can be found in our 2017 Grant Round Applicant Guidance.

Collaborative funding

We seek to develop new collaborations with other organisations to support our research strategy.

If you're considering applying for a collaborative research project and would like more information please email

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