The National MS Society has enacted changes to its Pilot Research Grants program.
This program funds high-risk pilot grants to quickly test novel ideas. Funding is provided for one year to test innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods, and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding.
Changes to the program:
- The maximum award has been raised to US $50,000 (approx. AUD $65,000) for direct costs.
- There are now three review cycles per year, instead of four.
Round 2 submission dates:
- 2 May 2018 – full applications submitted for internal review.
- 7 May 2018 – pre-application submitted direct to sponsor