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Barancik Prize for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Deadline Date:

07/15/22

Description:

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Award to a USA, Canada, or International scientist or team of scientists to recognize outstanding medical research accomplishments. Researchers eligible for nominations may be from any public or private organization or institution, including commercial or government entities. The purpose of this program is to acknowledge original and innovative research about Multiple Sclerosis.

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#:

GrantWatch ID#: 139483

Estimated Size of Grant:

This annual prize is $100,000 to be used at the discretion of the recipient.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines for the 2022 prize: Nominations open April 25, 2022 – and will be accepted until July 15, 2022.

Timeline:
- July 2022: Candidates are contacted and invited to submit materials in support of their nomination
- October 2022: Finalists are selected to present their research to the prize committee
- November-December 2022: Winner notified
- Late February 2023: Award conferred, and recipient will present the Barancik Prize plenary lecture at ACTRIMS Forum in San Deigo, California

Nominations must be submitted on behalf an individual, or team of individuals, by one or more colleagues or mentors. Self-nominations are not permitted.

Previous nominations are not automatically carried forward. If you wish to re-nominate a previous candidate, please update the earlier nomination with any significant developments and/or citations and resubmit.

To read more about the Barancik Prize, see: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1352458519887342

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nomination letters should be emailed to Barancik.Prize@nmss.org.

Questions about the prize may be addressed to Mark Allegreta, PhD, at mark.allegreta@nmss.org.

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