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Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Care Physician Fellowship

Fellowships to USA Physicians to Provide Training in
Specialized Clinical Care for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, EMD Serono and Sanofi Genzyme

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Deadline Date:

08/04/21 5:00 PM Eastern Time


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Fellowships of $75,000 to USA physicians to provide professional training in specialized clinical care for patients with multiple sclerosis. Applicants must submit a pre-application prior to submitting a full application. Priority is given to applicants who plan to treat underserved populations or in rural areas.

This 12-month program for board eligible/certified neurologists or physiatrists provides fellows with the opportunity to perform new patient consultations and follow-up evaluations under the supervision of an MS specialist physician. Fellows will also participate in multidisciplinary team activities, lectures, and professional meetings, leading to the acquisition of skills and knowledge necessary to provide the highest quality of care for individuals with MS.

Applications that include training related to underserved MS patient populations (rural, those with progressive disease, minorities, etc.) will be looked upon favorably.

The applicant and mentor are expected to propose a program that largely involves direct, supervised MS patient care, along with other activities that will expose the applicant to a multidisciplinary healthcare team and didactic activities. For more information, see "Training Components, Activities and Time" in the Policy and Procedures:

After completing the fellowship program, the fellows will have acquired the skills and experience necessary to develop into physicians who:

  • Provide high quality, state-of-the-art, comprehensive clinical care to patients with MS
  • Become an active participant and future leader in the MS clinical community

Within two years of the fellowship experience, the fellows are expected to:

  • Establish or join an active MS clinical practice in the United States
  • Volunteer with the Society at a local chapter or the home office (e.g., as a member of the Clinical Advisory Committee, Chapter Programs Committee, or Board of Trustees, as a speaker at a patient or professional education program, etc.)
  • Actively participate in related professional associations

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 197624

Number of Grants:

The Society plans to fund up to 6 fellowships in this cycle.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The stipend offered is $75,000, payable to the institution, to cover the fellow’s salary and fringe benefits, and institutional costs.

Term of Contract:

This fellowship is for a period of 12 months, starting July 1. Successful applicants who applied in PGY3 or PGY4 are expected to begin their fellowships following completion of their residencies.

Although the MS Clinical Care Physician Fellowship program is intended to provide a single year of clinical training, current clinical fellows may apply for an additional year of clinical fellowship training.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Previous Training: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Hold a MD or DO degree (or equivalent)
- Be licensed to practice medicine in the United States

Residents who have or will have received training in neurology or physiatry in the United States, and who are in the PGY3 or PGY4 stage or beyond, are eligible to apply.

Citizenship: There is no citizenship requirement.

Mentor and Institution: It is the responsibility of the applicant to make arrangements for the proposed training with an appropriate mentor and institution prior to application.

Please keep in mind that the focus of this fellowship is clinical care. It is not a research-focused fellowship.

Pre-Application Information:

- Pre-Application Open (rolling approval within 2 business days): May 5, 2021
- Pre-Application Deadline: July 28, 2021
- Application Deadline: August 4, 2021

The application is not actually submitted to the Society until the Institutional Signatory has logged on to the system and authorized submission of the application. This must be completed prior to 5:00 PM Eastern Time on the date of the deadline.

Applicants will be notified by e-mail of their status, generally in January.

All clinical fellowship applicants must agree to participate in a phone interview with a member of the Society’s Clinical Care Fellowship Review Committee.


Contact Information:

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

Online Application Portal:

For more information, please contact:

Hope Nearhood, MPH, PMP

Eileen Madray

Caryn Knutsen

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