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Applications for the McDonald Fellowships 2024 are open now. The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation MSIF funds the McDonald fellowship for a 2-year research placement. This research fellowship is in memory of Professor Ian McDonald. The MSIFs McDonald Fellowships allow multiple sclerosis researchers from low and middle-income countries to conduct research without worrying about finance. This fully funded research fellowship will allow researchers to work in a research institution outside their home country. Participants of this fellowship will gain expertise or knowledge by participating in joint research projects. If you are an early-stage researcher working on research related to any field of multiple sclerosis, then do not miss this fantastic opportunity.

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If you are from a low- or middle-income country, and your field of study is relevant to multiple sclerosis, then this fully-funded fellowship is for you. Early-stage researchers from low- or middle-income countries can avail themselves of this amazing fellowship for research. Applicants working on the project or studying in low or middle-income countries are encouraged to apply. If your field of study is relevant to multiple sclerosis and you want to work in a research institution outside your country, apply for this fellowship. This is an international opportunity for researchers. Researchers from developing countries will get a chance to work or study on an international platform. They will collaborate on projects with international organizations. McDonald’s fellowships in the UK will help develop the linkages and bonds of developing countries. After completion, fellows will return to their home countries and work for their home countries development. Fellows will get a chance to increase their social linkages. This fully funded fellowship in UK is designed for candidates who want to work on an international platform.

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most common central nervous system disease (brain and spinal cord). Right now, more than 2.8 million people from all over the world have Multiple sclerosis MS. Multiple sclerosis is thought to be a combination of several genetic and environmental factors. MSIF is working to decrease the number of people affected by this disease. That is why they are providing this UK fully funded fellowship for research fields related to MS. This fully funded international fellowship 2024 is for those who need help to afford to get research experience at the international level and in global dynamics. This opportunity will allow the candidates to use the newly developed expertise and advanced techniques for MS research. This program will increase patient care in low and middle-income countries. The McDonald fellowships are of two types. The first is the MSIF-ECTRIMS McDonald Fellowship, awarded in partnership with ECTRIMS (European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis). The other one is the MSIF-ARSEP McDonald Fellowship, awarded in partnership with ARSEP, an MSIF member.

The McDonald Fellowship 2024 in UK is working to make people aware of multiple sclerosis, its types, causes, symptoms, and advanced knowledge of multiple sclerosis. The trained researchers will get back to their country and help their country in the medical field. The fellow must submit a short report at the end of the first year of the UK fellowship. The second year of funding for this fellowship depends on the submission of this report. The global opportunity will provide researchers with an amazing platform for research at international laboratories. The research fellowship program will help fill the gaps in the research of developing countries, develop techniques to measure research impact and strengthen MS organizations and other related networks.



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  • Successful candidates will get a grant of around £30,000 GBP annually. The host will provide this grant to cover the travel and living costs.
  • The host institution will receive an additional £2,000 GBP per year.
  • Opportunity to get advanced knowledge of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
  • Candidates will contribute to the effective possible solutions to control MS.
  • This fellowship will help in the professional development of the candidate and low-income countries.
  • This fellowship will encourage international collaboration between different countries.
  • Fellowship will help the candidate in social networking at the international level.
  • An opportunity to visit UK and explore their culture.


  • Candidates must be at the postgraduate level. Must have at least an MSc or preferably a PhD/MD in a field relevant to multiple sclerosis.
  • According to the World Bank, they must be a citizen of a low or middle-income country.
  • They must have research in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis.
  • Candidates must also work or study in a low- or middle-income country defined by the world at the time of nomination.
  • Candidates must be studying or working in another country on a project which started six months prior to nomination.
  • An MS International Federation grant must support the study project in another country.
Eligible Regions: Citizen of a low or middle-income country.

Application Process

  • The application process for the McDonald Fellowships 2024 is online.
  • You can apply through the online portal.
  • Candidates must check their eligibility for the fellowship.
  • Applicants must identify their project and field.
  • They must contact their host and agree on the project proposal.
  • Make sure to complete all the sections of the application form and upload all the required documents including reference letters.
  • After the application is submitted, the host will be contacted to submit the supporting statement using the same application form.
  • Make sure to submit an application and supporting statement before the McDonald Fellowships 2024 deadline.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2024 (15 Days Remaining)

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