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Grants to Canada Researchers to Cover Operating
Costs for Research Projects on Multiple Sclerosis

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (MSSC)

Deadline Date:

10/01/18 4:00 PM EDT


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Grants to Canada individuals to support operational expenses related to research projects on multiple sclerosis. Research proposals may be submitted in the areas of clinical and population health, or biomedical research which uncovers the pathological, biological, and mechanistic aspects of MS.

The operating grant program is intended to support various research operations related to the proposal that will help to generate new scientific knowledge and applications that will improve health and quality of life of people affected by MS.

For Investigator-initiated research proposals, no topic restrictions are imposed, other than the required demonstration of relevance to MS. For the operating grant competition, it is also required that the proposed research pertains to one or more of the streams listed below.

Biomedical Research:
The Biomedical operating grant supports research which 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
The Clinical and Population Health (CPH) operating grant supports research 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.

For smaller studies that aim to test new ideas and interventions, or pioneer new approaches and avenues of research in MS, the MSSC is currently offering a CPH Pilot Grant. For more information:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 155614

Estimated Size of Grant:

The amount that may be requested for operating research grants is approximately $100,000 per year. Support beyond the term originally approved is dependent upon submission and approval of a new grant application, which is subject to review.

Term of Contract:

The MSSC supports operating research grants for terms of one (1) to three (3) years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must:
- Have an academic or research appointment which allows the individual to pursue the proposed research project to engage in independent research activities.
- Conduct research within a Canadian institution.
- Engage in independent research activities for the entire duration of the funding and is able to supervise trainees and publish research activities.

Pre-Application Information:

- Competition Opens: July 30, 2018
- Application Deadline: October 1, 2018 at 16:00 EDT
- Anticipated Notice of Decision: March 2019
- Funding Start Date: April 1, 2019

Interested applicants must create a profile on Easygrants through which they can complete the application process.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Research Department
250 Dundas Street West Suite 500
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2Z5

Phone: 416-922-6065
Fax: 416-922-7538

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