The MSSC welcomes applications from trainees who are conducting research in all areas related to MS, and who are eligible under their host institution and MSSC eligibility requirements to apply for an endMS Personnel Award.
Based on the nature of the research, the applicant may apply to one of the following streams:
- Biomedical: Research uncovers the biological, pathological, and mechanistic aspects of MS, and provides fundamental knowledge about the development, progression, and treatment of MS disease. Topics include myelin biology, neurobiology, neurophysiology, immunology, neuropathology, imaging, and studies can involve in vitro, animal, and/or human models.
- Clinical and Population Health: Research focuses on topics such as epidemiology, health economics, risk factors, health care delivery/policy, treatment monitoring and health assessment, symptom management, rehabilitation and social aspects of MS.
The endMS Master's Studentship Awards provides opportunities for research training and broadening the scientific understanding of MS for students currently enrolled in a Master's level program.
The endMS Doctoral Studentship Awards ides opportunities for research training and broadening the scientific understanding of MS for students currently enrolled in a Doctoral stream program.
Studentships must be held in a recognized institution; and responsible to an appropriate supervisor who is in a field relevant to MS.
The MSSC reserves the right to establish funding partnerships with relevant provincial and federal funding agencies for any or all of its funding opportunities. Applicants will be notified in a timely manner of partnership terms and conditions. The ratios for matching the partner's financial contribution (in cash and, if applicable, in-kind) will vary depending on the funding opportunity.
Current funding partnerships available include:
1. New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF)
The MSSC and NBHRF aim to support a greater number of Master's, Doctoral and Postdoctoral trainees by providing awards to outstanding individuals in New Brunswick who wish to commence, pursue or sustain their research program in the field of MS. This support will be delivered through the co-funding of top endMS Personnel Awards applications submitted to the annual competition of the MSSC. All Awards will be co-funded (80/20) by MSSC and NBHRF.
2. Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS)
MSSC and FRSQ aim to support a greater number of Master's, Doctoral and Postdoctoral trainees by providing awards to outstanding individuals in Québec who wish to commence or pursue their research training in the field of MS. This support will be delivered through the co-funding of top endMS Personnel Awards applications submitted to the annual competitions of the MSSC and FRQS. All Awards will be co-funded (50/50) by MSSC and FRQS. Postdoctoral Fellowships offered to those who conduct their training outside of Québec will benefit from a supplement of $15,000 per year.
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