Research Grants

Funding Agency:
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Society is pleased to offer a funding opportunity for investigator-initiated proposals to support research focused on addressing research questions highlighted in the Pathways to MS Cures Roadmap.
The Roadmap includes three Pathways: STOPPING MS disease activity, RESTORING function by reversing damage and symptoms, and ENDING MS by preventing new cases. Applicants must clearly state the relevance of their proposals to at least one of the research questions outlined in the Roadmap. Refer to the Roadmap for more clarity, and feel free to reach out to Research staff listed below to discuss relevant topics.
The Society supports all types of research including laboratory models, human studies, population-based approaches, and data-intensive investigations that leverage both researcher and patient-reported outcomes. We value studies that:
- promote synergies between researchers in diverse disciplines;
- adhere to principles of sharing data and resources;
- focus on underserved and understudied ethnic and racial MS populations (Please consult this toolkit for strategies regarding Minority Engagement in MS Research).


  • Pre-Application Deadline: 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time, Wednesday, July 26, 2023
  • Full Application Deadline: 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time, Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

 Applicants should possess an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent and be considered eligible by their institution to apply for grant support.

Amount Description

We are currently accepting applications for research projects with a budget limit of $660,000 direct costs for up to 3 years in length, and budget must be justified based on the aims of the proposal.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

July 26, 2023