Research Grants

MS Research can offer grant funding for a range of research related activities, we have bursaries available for attendance at research meetings especially where applicants are presenting research and occasionally we offer funding for specific research related training activities. Our main grant funding is for MS research projects but for undeer the remit of our guidance and policies. 

Are you interested in applying for a research grant? Please look at our Grants Conditions and Eligibility Criteria.  

Research is the clear focus of the charity MS Research Treatment and Education. Our activities range from providing grants for research to further our understanding of the condition Multiple Sclerosis (MS), improving the treatment of MS, and aiding the development of professional knowledge and skills of those treating the condition.     

MS Research can also offer grant funding for a range of research related activities, such as bursaries for attendance at research meetings, especially where applicants are presenting the results of their research. Occasionally, we can offer funding for specific research related training activities. 

Our main area of grant funding is for MS research projects.  Information about research grants is available here where you will find our guidance, eligibility criteria and research funding policies.

Applying for a Research Grant

MS Research provides grants for high-quality MS research projects that fall under the remit of our eligibility criteria. We also provide a limited number of bursaries to enable professionals to attend conferences and education events. MS Research can not give grants to individuals.

Our online Research Grant Applications are currently under construction but as we can still respond to any enquries. To check if your request comes within our remit please contact us below.

Research Grants Contact Form

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MS Research is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) non-commercial Partner. This means the studies that we fund may be eligible to access the NIHR Study Support Service which is provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network. The NIHR Clinical Research Network can now support health and social care research taking place in non-NHS settings, such as studies running in care homes or hospices, or public health research taking place in schools and other community settings. Read the full policy:Eligibility Criteria for NIHR Clinical Research Network Support.

Both MS Research and the NIHR encourage grant applicants to involve local NIHR Clinical Research Network team in discussions as early as possible when planning a study. This will enable applicants to fully benefit from the support available through the NIHR Study Support Service. To find out more, please visit: a study involves NHS sites in England Health Research Authority approval is required. A local research support team can also assist here. For guidance on submitting an application please

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