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


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, 2017
  • Application Deadline: October 2, 2017 at 16:00 EDT
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: March 2018
  • Funding Start Date: April 1, 2018



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.

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, 2017
  • Application Deadline: October 2, 2017 at 16:00 EDT
  • Anticipated Notice of Decision: March 2018
  • Funding Start Date: April 1, 2018