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

Annual grant round for research

Our 2019 Grant Round is now open.

The deadline for applications is at 12 noon on Thursday 11 April.

Please read our 2019 applicant guidance for details on how to apply and eligibility.

If you'd like to receive informal comments from people affected by MS before submitting your application, please read our guidance and submit a request to by 12 noon on Monday 18 February.

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 accordance 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