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Medical Sciences
Fellowship Provided by :
Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF), UK
Provided to :
Young researchers from emerging countries  (including India) to work in a research institution in UK

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF), UK provides McDonald Fellowship for young researchers from emerging countries (including India) to pursue research and/or patient care in Multiple Sclerosis in a research institution outside of their own country in UK.

The MS International Federation is a unique global network of MS organisations, people affected by MS, volunteers and staff from around the world. MS International Federation is made up of 48 MS organisations with links to many others.

The McDonald Fellowship marks the memory of Professor Ian McDonald.

Scholarship Description:

The fellowship consists of a two-year grant, around UK £30,000 per year, to cover travel and living costs, and an additional contribution of UK £2,000 per year to the host institution. The second-year grant to the host institution covers the expenses of the candidate attending the annual congress of ECTRIMS, the European Committee for Treatment and Research in MS.

One fellowships is in partnership with ECTRIMS and is known as the MSIF-ECTRIMS McDonald Fellowship.

One fellowships is in partnership with the ARSEP, The Fondation pour l’Aide à la Recherche sur la Sclérose En Plaques.


All candidates must:

Candidates must also be in one of the following situations:

Selection Process

MSIF’s McDonald Fellowship panel considers and selects successful candidates.


The McDonald Fellowship application form can be downloaded by filling  the form given in the website.

All completed McDonald application forms should be attached to an email, along with the required references, and submitted to

Candidates need to provide the following to apply:

Before nomination, candidates need to have identified a suitable project and host supervisor at an institution outside of their own country. Candidates are encouraged to identify a suitable host institute and supervisor, and to develop their project proposal.

Candidates are expected to return to their own countries at the end of the study period where they will contribute to advancing care and research in MS.

The fellowship may also be used as a supplement for work related to MS by a candidate who has been accepted for training in a recognised institute (within the six months prior to nomination) but who doesn’t have enough money to cover the total cost.

Candidates should submit a short report at the end of the first year of the fellowship. Second-year funding depends on the submission of this report. Upon completion of the fellowship, a final report is required. Electronic copies of reports, papers, abstracts and posters resulting from the visit should also be submitted. Papers produced as a result of or in connection with McDonald Fellowship-funded research should acknowledge the fellowship and include the address of the MS International Federation’s website.

Result will be announced in late September.


Multiple Sclerosis International Federation
3rd Floor, Skyline House
200 Union Street, London
Phone No:  +44 (0)20 7620 1911
E-mail address: Contact I

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