Researchers in the Edinburgh lab


We're the largest charitable funder of MS research in the UK. Through our application and review process we aim to fund the highest quality MS research that can make a real difference to the lives of people with MS.

Find out how we decide what to fund

All projects we fund must adhere to our award terms and conditions

If you have any questions about our research funding, or would like to subscribe to our monthly research opportunities email, please contact us at

Current opportunities

Centre of Excellence Programme Grant open funding call

We're inviting applications for 5 year Centre of Excellence Programme Grants.

We'll make up 2 awards with a maximum budget of £1.85 million per award.

The ultimate goal of our Centre of Excellence Programme Grants is to drive progress towards developing effective treatments which slow, stop or reverse the accumulation of disability in MS.

This work should be grounded in basic science, but should also push translation and feed the treatment pipeline.

Read our applicant guidance for more information

Annual grant round for research

Our 2019 Grant Round is now closed.

Successful applicants will be informed in October 2019, with the earliest start date of 1 January 2020.

Stay tuned for the next grant round announcement in early 2020. In the meantime, you can read our 2019 application guidance to familiarise yourself with the application process.

You can sign up to our mailing list for more MS research opportunities by emailing

Co-funded Fellowships

Our co-funded Fellowships support scientists who have completed their PhD, giving them time to develop their own research programmes in MS.

Find out more about Advanced Fellowships, MRC, CRTF and CDA Fellowships

Collaborative funding

We're pleased to consider applications for co-funding throughout the year for research aligned with our research strategy. Please contact us for further details on the application process.

Animal research policy

Our policy on animal use in research is in line with UK law and the best practice standards set by the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC).

Read our policy on animal use in research