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MS Society 2019 Grant Round Now Open

The MS Society have now opened their 2019 Grant Round, as with previous rounds the applications are organised into either Care and services or Biomedical research funding streams. There are 4 types of award available:

  • PhD Studentship
  • Innovative Awards (up to 12 months, up to £40,000)
  • Project Grants (up to 36 months, no funding limit)
  • Junior Fellowships (Care and services research only)

Deadline: For all types of award Thursday 11th April – 12 noon.

All information on the schemes and how to apply can be found in the 2019 applicant guidance handbook available below.

For further information please visit the MS Society website. If you’re interested in applying for any of the schemes please contact your Research Development Team using the form below:


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PhD Studentship Launch Event from NC3Rs/Unilever

This spring NC3Rs will be launching a new collaboration with Unilever in the field of non-animal safety assessment. As part of the collaboration Unilever will be co-funding a number of PhD Studentships.

NC3Rs will be holding a launch event to allow potential applicants to find out more about the scheme, network with other researchers and discuss ideas with Unilever and NC3Rs staff.

Registration: Online (the event is free but on a first come first serve basis)

Deadline: 27th Match 2019

Location: Central London

The Studentships will focus on the following areas:

  • Local exposure – microbiome, skin, lung
  • Clearance mechanisms – renal, liver, metabolism
  • Repeat dosing
  • Non-animal models with human focus

For more information about this event please visit the NC3Rs website.