Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 5/11/2023

Institutional Clinician Training Award

Consistent with its mission to move toward a world free of multiple sclerosis, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society supports the training of physicians in the comprehensive care of people with MS. Training includes new and follow-up patient consultations and treatment under the supervision of an MS specialist physician along with participation in a multidisciplinary team, lectures and professional meetings. The goal is for fellows to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to provide the highest quality of care for individuals with MS.
The mentor-institution is responsible for the recruitment, selection, and training of postdoctoral fellows to pursue a clinical career* specializing in the care of individuals with multiple sclerosis and similar disorders. The salary offered is $75,000 plus up to an additional 25% to cover fringe benefits. The term of training of each fellow is determined by the mentor based on the period of time required for the training needed for development of an independent clinician. Support for a given fellow is not usually provided for less than one year or more than three years.


  • Pre-Application Deadline: 5:00 pm Eastern Time, Wednesday, August 9th, 2023
  • Application Deadline: 5:00 pm Eastern Time, Wednesday, August 16th, 2023
Eligibility Requirements

Mentor and Institution: The mentor must have an M.D. or equivalent degree, be board certified in neurology or physiatry, hold a faculty appointment or the equivalent at an accredited institution such as a university or teaching hospital, spend a minimum of 25% time on MS clinical care, have a clinical practice that includes relationships with a multidisciplinary care team, and work in a setting that can support an appropriate training environment for the postdoctoral fellow. It is the responsibility of the mentor and institution to recruit and select one or more appropriate postdoctoral fellow(s) and to provide an appropriate program of training and experience leading to independence in the conduct of clinical care in multiple sclerosis. Once postdoctoral candidates are selected, their credentials will be submitted to the Society for final review and approval.

Citizenship: U.S. citizenship is not required either for mentors or postdoctoral fellows, but all training must occur at institutions in the United States, and both the mentor and the fellow must be licensed to practice medicine in the US. 

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