McDonald Fellowships for Applicants From Developing Countries, UK

MS International Federation annually invites potential young researchers from developing countries to apply the McDonald Fellowships. The selected applicants will be given opportunity to travel to well known research institution and work with experienced researchers. In addition, the fellows will be awarded up to £30,000 plus other benefits. Please apply this fellowship before the deadline; 30 June each year.

Fellowship Description
Professor McDonald had a monumental impact on MS research, treatment and understanding, providing invaluable breakthroughs in the field. He was a member of the MS International Federation’s International medical and scientific board from 1980 and its chairman from 1999 to 2003. This Fellowship is previously known as the Du Pré

Fellowship Value
The McDonald Fellowships consist of a two-year grant, around UK £30,000 per year, to cover travel and living costs, and an additional contribution of UK £2,000 per year to the host institution.

Level and Area of Studies
The McDonald Fellowships are available for conducting two year research in neuroscience relevant to MS.

Place of Study
The McDonald Fellowships is sponsored by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) International Federation and can be conducted in UK

Eligibility and Criteria
Before you apply, please ensure that you are qualified person according to the following criteria:

  • Candidates must be under 35 at the time of application and must be citizens of an emerging country (all countries with lower middle or upper middle income) as defined by the World Bank.
  • Candidates must be working or studying in an emerging country at the time of nomination or working or studying in another country on a project which started within the six months prior to nomination or studying in another country on a project supported by an MS International Federation grant.
  • The candidate’s focus of research should be an area of neuroscience relevant to MS. The research should be in an area that makes it likely that the studies and expertise can be transferred to the candidate’s home country.

Applicants’ Nationality
The target groups of this McDonald Fellowships are those coming from developing countries.

Application Instruction
Students should email the nomination form and accompanying documents. Before nomination, candidates need to have identified a suitable project and discussed their involvement with the project supervisor of the institution.

Submission Deadline
30 June on annual basis.

Website and Application Link

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