Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Operating Grants

The Operating Grant Program is intended to support various research operations in all aspects of multiple sclerosis (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.

Based on the nature of the research, the candidate can apply for one of the following awards:

  • Operating grant: Biomedical research
  • Operating grant: Clinical and Population Health research

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


Biomedical Research Operating Grant

Amount and Term

The amount that may be requested for operating grants is approximately $100,000 per year for up to three (3) years with an opportunity to be renewed, which is dependent upon the submission and approval of a renewal application for a new grant.

Eligibility

  • 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

Important Dates

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



Clinical and Population Health Research Operating Grant

Amount and Term

The amount that may be requested for operating grants is approximately $100,000 per year for up to three (3) years with an opportunity to be renewed, which is dependent upon the submission and approval of a renewal application for a new grant.

The MSSC also invites funding applications for early-stage projects in order to encourage researchers to develop innovative research questions, test new ideas, and pursue pioneering approaches to MS research that have the potential to impact the field. As such, we encourage applicants planning to pursue early-stage projects or feasibility studies to scale the budget and timeline of their proposals appropriately to fit the scope of the proposed research project.

Eligibility

  • 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

Important Dates

  • Competition Opens: July 28, 2016
  • Application Deadline: October 3, 2016 at 16:00 EDT
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: March 2017
  • Funding Start Date: April 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 research operating grants to outstanding individuals in New Brunswick who wish to commence, pursue or sustain their program in the field of multiple sclerosis. This support will be delivered through the co-funding of top applications in research operating grant awards submitted to the regular competitions of the MSSC.

Value of Awards

The amount that may be requested for operating grants is approximately$100,000 per year.

Term

The Operating Grant can be held for up to a maximum of 3 years in length with no possibility for a renewal.

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