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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 [email protected].

Current opportunities

Important update about MS Society Grant Round funding in 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we won't be launching any open Grant Round funding calls until further notice.

We'll regularly review our position, making sure we open our next Grant Round funding call at a time that's practical for everyone.

As ever, we're committed to funding the very best MS research. And we're working with our current award holders to minimise the impact on their research activities wherever possible.

We'll publish revised timelines for our funding calls as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience during this uncertain time.

MS Society jointly funded ABN Clinical Research Training Fellowship

We’re excited to be joint funding a prestigious Clinical Research Training Fellowship with the Association of British Neurologists.

The Fellowship encourages the brightest UK neurology trainees to undertake world-leading clinical neuroscience research towards a PhD. The jointly funded MS Society fellowship will have a research focus relevant to our research strategy.

Applications are now open with a deadline of 30 November 2020. For further information and to apply see the ABN website.

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