Researchers in the Edinburgh lab

Types of grants

We will consider any research grant application that is relevant to MS. Applications will be judged on scientific merit and relevance to MS and should be in line with our research strategy. Our research grants can only be held by recognised NHS or UK academic institutions.

We offer four types of grant through our two funding streams of Biomedical research and Care and Services research.

Read more about our research grant review panels

Project grant

The purpose of a project grant is to provide support for a time-limited research project designed to answer a single question or a small group of related questions. Project grants provide support for a maximum of three years.

Innovative award

The purpose of an innovative award is to provide support for a short-term, small-scale pilot or proof of concept research project.

PhD studentship

PhD studentships are designed to encourage the best graduates to embark on a research career in MS.

Applications should be made by the prospective supervisor, who should be associated with an established multidisciplinary research group in a UK university department or similar research environment in the UK. The award will provide a competitive tax-free stipend for the candidate student, tuition fees at home/ EU student rates and the running costs of the project over a three year period.

Junior fellowship

Junior fellowships are aimed at attracting and retaining talented post-doctoral researchers who are early in their career in MS research. These grants are intended to provide a staged career structure and an opportunity to progress towards higher level appointments.

Researchers can apply for both care and services and biomedical junior fellowships. Care and services fellowship applications are considered as part of our annual grant round. Biomedical fellowships are funded through our collaboration with the MRC. For more information please email our research team.

Read our grant round applicant guidance for further information on how to apply.