Foundation / Corporation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)
Award to a USA, Canada, or International researcher or team of researchers for exceptional contributions to multiple sclerosis research. The goal of the award is to acknowledge scientists who have demonstrated outstanding originality and innovation through their work.
A selection committee comprised of leaders in science, medicine, and MS advocacy will review nominees. The committee will evaluate:
- Exceptional innovation and originality in scientific research relevant to MS
- Impact and potential of the research to lead to pathways for the treatment and cure for MS
- Scientific accomplishments that merit recognition as a future leader in MS research
Nominees that exhibit these qualities will be invited to submit a final application that will include an interview by the selection committee.
GrantWatch ID#: 139483
This annual prize is $100,000 to be used at the discretion of the recipient.
Any investigator(s) active in MS research is eligible for the prize, and the nominee(s) may be from any institution or organization— public or private, government, as well as commercial entities. The award is intended for early to mid-career MS researchers. Nominees should have no more than 20 years of experience as an independent investigator or team leader to be eligible. There are no specific requirements for residency or citizenship. Nominees need not be current or past grantees of the National MS Society.
Nominations open April 1, 2018, and will be accepted until June 30, 2018.
Nominations must be submitted on behalf an individual, or team of individuals, by one or more colleagues or mentors. Self-nominations are not permitted.
- July/August 2018: Candidates are contacted and invited to submit materials in support of their nomination
- September/October 2018: Finalists are selected to present their research to the prize committee
- November 2018: Winner notified
- March 1, 2019: Award conferred, and recipient will present the Barancik Prize plenary lecture at ACTRIMS Forum in Dallas, Texas
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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