The MS Society has funded medical research into multiple
sclerosis since the first grant of $10,000 was approved in 1949.
It is now, along with its related MS Scientific Research
Foundation, the single largest funder of MS research in Canada.
Through the administration of its research funding programs, the
MS Society is committed to advancing research that investigates
all aspects of multiple sclerosis, including causes of MS,
diagnosis, repair of nerve cells, disease-modifying therapies,
cognition and mental health, and progressive MS.
The Operating Grant Program is intended to support
various research operations in all aspects of MS and
defray the normal operating costs of carrying out a
specific research proposal. The MS Society welcomes
applications that are fundamental as well as applied
studies, nonclinical or clinical in nature, including
projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation.
MS Scientific Research Foundation Collaborative Team
The MS Society supports interdisciplinary, multi-site
collaborative research through the MS Scientific Research
Foundation (MSSRF) Collaborative Team Grant. The MSSRF
Team Grant is a funding opportunity designed to support
novel MS research conducted by scientists in Canadian
institutions in collaboration with other national and
international experts in the field.
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