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

If you have any questions about our research funding, please email

Current opportunities

2018 grant round for research

Our 2018 grant round is now closed. We'll be in touch with applicants during summer 2018 and expect to make final decisions in autumn 2018.

Connect Immune Research

The first call has now closed. Please watch this space or sign up for our researcher mailing from for details of the next funding opportunity from our collaboration with JDRF and Versus Arthritis.

Advanced Fellowships

Our Advanced 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

Animal research policy

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

The AMRC guidance stipulates that:

  • the minimum number of animals be used that produce a valid result
  • experiments must be designed so as to minimise pain, suffering and distress to the animals
  • alternatives be used wherever possible.

We refuse to support any research which uses primates.

> Read our policy on animal use in research