Annual Funding Opportunities

MS Research Australia offers a range of grants, fellowships and scholarships to support research into finding better treatments and a cure for MS. Although eligibility requirements and conditions differ between awards. All applications must have a direct link to advancing our knowledge of MS.

For further information, application forms and eligibility criteria for each grant type please click on the hyperlinks below. Note: to be eligible for NHMRC funding, or for MS Research Australia-NHMRC co-funding, you must also submit a separate application to the NHMRC (see below for further information and here for NHMRC closing dates).

Please note application rules

  • All grant applications to MS Research Australia must be submitted through our Online Grant Portal system. A unique grant application number will automatically generated upon commencing the application process.
  • Applicants may only be named on three applications within any one grant year and only once as the CIA, (the only exception to this rule is the Ian Ballard Travel Award).
  • Maximum funding limits have been set for grants and stipends. See specific award conditions.
MS RESEARCH AUSTRALIA GRANT TYPE Applications Open Applications close
Project Grants
Project Grant 17 February 2020 17 April 2020
Postdoctoral Fellowship* 6 April 2020 22 May 2020
MS Research Australia – NHMRC Emerging Leadership Investigator Grants Top Up Funding Via both NHMRC website and MS Research Australia Fellowship Application
Macquarie Group Foundation Paired Senior Research Fellow/Practitioner Fellow Not offerred in 2020
Postgraduate Scholarship* 18 May 2020 3 July 2020
Incubator Grants
Incubator Grant round 1 10 February 2020 27 March 2020
Incubator Grant round 2 18 May 2020 3 July 2020
Travel Award
Ian Ballard Travel Award 17 August 2020 2 October 2020

*Opportunities also exist for MS Research Australia top-up funding for outstanding NHMRC funded fellowships and Postgraduate Scholarships. For details please click here.

Before applying for any of the Grant funding awards listed above, please read the MS Research Australia funding process document, the conditions of award document and the sample peer review document below.

Contact us

If you are a researcher and you have any questions about the grants available or the application process, please contact the MS Research Australia’s Grants Coordinator.

Grants Coordinator

If you are a person with MS and have any question or would like further information about the research we fund, please contact MS Research Australia.

MS Research Australia

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