Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

endMS Master's Studentship Awards

This award provides opportunities for research training and broadening the scientific understanding of MS for students currently enrolled in a Master's level program. Based on the nature of the research, the candidate can apply for one of the following awards:

  • endMS Master's Studentships: Biomedical research
  • endMS Master's Studentships: Clinical and Population Health research

*** The competition is now OPEN. ***

Amount and Term

  • Initial term: 1 year
  • Maximum number of terms: 2 years
  • Award amount per term: $20,000

In order to receive funds for the additional terms, eligible awardees who hold an endMS Personnel Award must submit a progress report that is approved by the MSSC.

Eligibility

  • Working towards a Master's degree pertaining to research in MS.
  • Enrolled in graduate training at a Canadian institution; or those interested in studying abroad must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Studentships must be held in a recognized institution; and responsible to an appropriate supervisor who is in a field relevant to MS.

Important Dates

  • Competition Opens: July 28, 2016
  • Application Deadline: October 3, 2016 at 16:00 EDT
  • Progress Report Deadline: November 1, 2016 at 16:00 EDT
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: March 2017
  • Funding Start Date: July 1, 2017


Research Funding Partnerships

MSSC Partnership with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF)

Partnership Objectives

The partners aim to support a greater number of Master's studentships to outstanding individuals in New Brunswick who wish to commence, pursue or sustain their research training or program in the field of multiple sclerosis. This support will be delivered through the co-funding of top applications in graduate student training awards, postdoctoral fellowships and research operating grant awards submitted to the regular competitions of the MSSC.

Value of Awards

Awards and Fellowships Total Funding Amount
Master's Award* $20,000

*All awards are co-funded (80/20) by MSSC and NBHRF.

Term

The Studentship Award is 1 year in length with an opportunity to be renewed, which is dependent upon the submission and approval of a renewal application by MSSC.

Eligibility

  • Be eligible to apply and must have applied to the MSSC's regular research grants competition
  • Following the independent review process of the MSSC, the candidates must be approved for funding in the MSSC's competition
  • The Institution where the awardee will complete his/her Studentship is in New Brunswick

MSSC Partnership with Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS)

Partnership Objectives

To support a greater number of Master's students by providing training awards to outstanding individuals in Quebec who wish to commence or pursue their research training in the field of multiple sclerosis. This support will be delivered through the co-funding fellowship awards submitted to the regular competitions of both FRQS and MSSC.

Mechanisms of Support

The Studentship Awards are 1 year in length with an opportunity to be renewed, which is dependent upon the submission and approval of a renewal application by both FRQS and MSSC.

Value of Awards

Awards and Fellowships Total Funding Amount
Master's award $20,000

*Awards will be co-funded (50/50) by FRQS and MSSC.

Program Eligibility

In order to be eligible for funding through this partnership applicants must:

  • Apply to both FRQS and MSSC regular competitions.
  • FRQS candidates must indicate in their application that they wish to be considered for a MSSC partnership award and MSSC candidates must indicate that they wish to be considered for the FRQS partnership award.
  • The FRQS application must be approved for relevance by the MSSC.
  • The application must be approved for funding based on the peer review of both FRQS and MSSC research competitions.

Important Dates

  • MSSC Competition Opens: July 28, 2016
  • Application Deadline: October 3, 2016 at 16:00 EDT
  • FRQS Competition Closes: October 17, 2016
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: March 2017
  • Funding Start Date: July 1, 2017