The McDonald Fellowships is a two-year grant program to enable early-career researchers studying multiple sclerosis (a condition which can impact the brain and spinal cord, with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation, or balance issues and possible symptoms) from low- and middle-income countries including the Philippines to work abroad in a research facility.
- Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) program is a accepting applications until March 28, 2023
Who can apply for the fellowship?
As stated in the MS International Federation, candidates must be:
- Educated to post graduate level (at least MSc, preferably PhD/MD) in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis.
- Be citizens of a low- or middle-income country (all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle income as defined by the World Bank).
- Focus their research in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis.
- Working or studying in a low- or middle-income country (all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle income as defined by the World Bank) at the time of nomination.
- Working or studying in another country on a project which started within the six months prior to nomination.
- Studying in another country on a project supported by an MS International Federation grant.
What are the benefits under the fellowship?
The fellowships provide a two-year stipend for about £30,000 GBP (Php 1,999,200) per year to cover living and travel expenses, as well as an additional £2,000 GBP (133,280) per year payment to the host university.
Note: At the completion of the study period, candidates are expected to return to their home countries where they will help advance MS treatment and research.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2023.
How to file your application?
All interested applicants should visit the MS International Federation’s website for more details and the application procedure via this link: https://www.msif.org/research/awards-grants-and-fellowships/mcdonald-fellowships/.
Source: MS International Federation
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