McDonald Fellowship for Developing Countries 2022/2023 | Fully Funded

McDonald Fellowship 2022/2023 application process has commenced. In this page, we will explain in detail this scholarship program, its benefits, and the step-by-step application process.

McDonald Fellowship 2022-2023 is a fully-funded scholarship to enable early-career multiple sclerosis researchers from low- and middle-income countries to work in a research institution outside of their own country. 

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

With respect to the McDonald Scholarship award, we expect applicants will be able to use their newly developed expertise and networks, continuing to undertake MS research and/or patient care in low- and middle-income countries.

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McDonald Scholarshhip Details

  • Level of Study: Masters, PhD
  • Institution(s): McDonald
  • Study in: Can be Neighboring country or the participant’s home country
  • Opportunity Focus Areas: Multiple Sclerosis
  • Program Period: Two years
  • Applications start on 1 February 2022
  • Deadline: June 30, 2022

Scholarship Benefits

McDonald Fellowships will provide the recipient with the following benefits:

  • A fellow will be receiving £30,000 GBP per year living and travel expenses.
  • A fellow’s institute will be receiving £2,000 GBP.

Who is Eligible for McDonald Fellowship

All 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

Candidates must also be in one of the following situations:

  • 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

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 recognized institute (within the six months prior to nomination) but who doesn’t have enough money to cover the total cost.

Candidates and Host supervisors are required to read and sign the Terms and Conditions of the award (see below).

How to Apply for McDonald Fellowships 2022

  • Complete all sections of the online application form
  • The Host needs to provide a supporting statement at the end of the application*
  • Add names and contact details of 3 referees, including the applicant’s current supervisor or employer
  • Ask referees to submit reference letters to research{at}msif{dot}org before the deadline

NOTE: The host supporting statement is filled in once the Applicant has submitted their application. The proposed host will then be emailed with instructions to fill in the supporting statement in the application form in text only. This must be done before the deadline. 

When is the McDonald Fellowship for Developing Countries 2022/2023 Application Deadline?

The application deadline, including the online form, reference letters, and supporting statement from the host, is June 30, 2022.

You must submit your application with sufficient time for the proposed host to read through your application and provide a supporting statement. It is advised to give at least two weeks for your host to complete this. Equally, you must ask your referees to send a reference letter to research{at}msif{dot}org before the deadline. Applications will be rejected if host statement or references are not received before 30 June.

  • Deadline of application: 30 June
  • Deadline of Host Supporting Statement: 30 June
  • Deadline of References: 30 June

Applicants will be informed in September whether they were successful.

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