MS International Federation McDonald Fellowships for Developing Countries in UK Scholarship 2018


MS International Federation is granting various McDonald Fellowships to youthful specialists from rising nations. Cooperations empower the beneficiary to movement to a set up explore organization to work with driving scientists in MS with a view to coming back to their own particular nation to build up a program of MS look into.

Ths point of MS International Federation is to lead the worldwide MS development to enhance the personal satisfaction of individuals influenced by MS and to help the better comprehension of the treatment of MS by encouraging universal collaboration between MS social orders, the global research group and different partners.

The MS International Federation is a one of a kind worldwide system of MS associations. They have 47 part associations from around the globe and connections to numerous others. Together we lead the battle against MS and work to enhance the personal satisfaction of individuals influenced by MS in excess of 105 nations.

Course Level: 

The candidate’s focus of research should be an area of neuroscience relevant to MS.

Study Subject: 

Fellowships are available to undertake two years research in MS.

Scholarship Award: 

The fellowship consists of a two-year grant, around UK £30,000 per year, to cover travel and living costs, and an additional contribution of UK £2,000 per year to the host institution.


  • Eligible Countries: These McDonald fellowships are open to the citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, The, Guinea, Guinea-Bisau, Haiti, Kenya, Korea, Dem Rep., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Congo, Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, India, Kiribati, Kosovo , Kyrgyz Republic,Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Timor-Leste, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia, Angola, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Hungary, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, FYR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Palau, Panama, Peru, Romania, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu and Venezuela, RB.
  • Entrance Requirements: All candidates must:
    • be under 35 at the time of application
    • be educated to post graduate level in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis (MS)
    • be citizens of an emerging country (all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle income as defined by the World Bank)
    • focus their research in an area of neuroscience relevant to MS

    Candidates must also be in one of the following situations:

    • working or studying in an emerging 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.

    Before nomination, candidates need to have identified a suitable project and discussed their involvement with the project supervisor of the intended host institution outside their own country. Candidates are expected to return to their own countries at the end of the study period where they will contribute to advancing care and research in MS.

    The fellowship may also be used as a supplement for work related to MS by a candidate who has been accepted for training in a recognised institute (within the six months prior to nomination) but who doesn’t have enough money to cover the total cost.

  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

How to Apply:

The mode of applying is online.