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McDonald Fellowships for Developing Countries in UK – 2022/2023


Application for the McDonald Fellowships for Developing Countries in UK – 2022/2023. Entry is now open at the MS International Federation in UK.



The aim of the MS International Federation is to lead the global MS movement to improve the quality of life of people affected by MS. It supports a better understanding of the treatment of MS by facilitating international cooperation between MS societies, the international research community, and other stakeholders. The fellowship consists of a two-year grant, around UK £30,000 per year, to cover travel and living costs, and an additional contribution of UK £2,000 per year to the host institution.

The MS International Federation is a unique global network of MS organizations. They have 47 member organizations from around the world and links to many others. Together we lead the fight against MS and work to improve the quality of life of people affected by MS in more than 105 countries.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.



Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

  • Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, The, Guinea, Guinea-Bisau, Haiti, Kenya, Korea, Dem Rep., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Congo, Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Indonesia, India, Kiribati, Kosovo , Kyrgyz Republic,Lao PDR, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Timor-Leste, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Rep., Zambia, Angola, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Hungary, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, FYR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Palau, Panama, Peru, Romania, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu and Venezuela, RB students are eligible to apply.
  • be under 35 at the time of application
  • be educated to postgraduate level in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • be citizens of an emerging country (all countries with a low, lower-middle or upper middle income as defined by the World Bank)
  • focus their research in an area of neuroscience relevant to MS
  • working or studying in an emerging country (all countries with a low, lower-middle or upper middle income as defined by the World Bank) at the time of nomination
  • working or studying in another country on a project which started within the six months prior to nomination
  • studying in another country on a project supported by an MS International Federation grant.
  •  For taking admission for a research degree, candidates must have a master’s degree.
  • Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
  • Note Before nomination, candidates need to have identified a suitable project and discussed their involvement with the project supervisor of the intended host institution outside their own country. Candidates are expected to return to their own countries at the end of the study period where they will contribute to advancing care and research in MS.


  • In order to apply for the award, candidates are obligatory to apply through an online application form.

Application must include:

  • You must submit a CV, add names and contact details of 3 referees, including the applicant’s current supervisor or employer.
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before 30 June, 2022  will be considered.

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