The Discovery Research Grant program is intended to support research operations that will help generate new scientific knowledge and improve the health and quality of life of people affected by MS. The Discovery Research Grant supports investigator-initiated research proposals and there are no topic restrictions imposed, other than the required demonstration of relevance to MS. Proposals should address research questions in one or more of the impact goal areas identified in the MSSC strategic plan:
Based on the nature of the research, applicants can apply to one of the following two streams:
Grant Recipients may request funds for the following categories of expenditure: Salaries for personnel, patient costs, permanent equipment, consumable supplies, and travel. Discovery Research Grants may provide support for trainees (i.e. doctoral and master’s students and postdoctoral fellows) commensurate with the time they will spend on the research directly supporting the Grant. For additional information regarding eligible expenditures, see https://mssociety.ca/library/document/nAvKCjs1XPcMBRLGYoUTZJwte5lEm73d/original.pdf#page=4.