Collaborative MS Research Centers

Funding Agency:
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

As part of its overarching goals of stopping MS progression, restoring function, and ending MS forever, the National MS Society offers special funding for Collaborative MS Research Centers to help stimulate collaboration and interaction in MS research among independent investigators, strengthen the ties between basic and clinical research, and stimulate recruitment of researchers from other fields into MS research. This will serve to leverage already available research support. To be considered for funding, all projects must show relevance to the Society's research mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS.

Deadline 2018: pre-application due August 30; full application due September 5, 5:00 pm EST

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Eligibility Requirements

The awardee institution is where the principal investigator is located, and is the recipient of the funds. The awardee institution must be located in the United States and must be a non-profit research and/or clinical institution such as a university, college, hospital, or laboratory. Collaborative research among investigators within a given institution, or among investigators from different institutions will be considered, and if the latter, a subcontract may be included in the budget from the awardee institution. Subcontracts to institutions in any country are allowable. Steps to ensure coordination and communication among investigators must be specified. An institution can be the recipient of only one Collaborative Center Award from the NMSS at any given time.



Amount Description

The maximum amount that can be requested from the NMSS made under this program is $150,000 per year in direct costs, for a term of five years, for a total of $750,000. Additional indirect costs will be applied according to applicable NMSS policies (refer to “Indirect Costs” section below) .

Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

August 30, 2018