2019 Medical Student Research Scholarship

Applications no longer being accepted for 2019 Medical Student Research Scholarship

The Foundation of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (FCMSC) was established to support the mission of the CMSC through charitable and educational initiatives that are building the future of MS care.

FCMSC initiatives work to create a prepared MS professional workforce; build a global MS patient registry that holds clues to epidemiology, treatment and outcomes; provide additional research opportunities; and fund scholarships and fellowships to encourage the next generation of medical students to pursue MS as a specialty in clinical care and research.  

Program Announcement:

In support of the MS Workforce of the Future Program, we are pleased to announce the 2019 continuation of our FCMSC Medical Student Research Scholarship Program.  Successful applicants may conduct research projects during the 2019/2020 academic terms.  
The FCMSC will award medical student research scholarships of $5,000 each to fund mentored research projects under the tutelage of CMSC member experts with the funds administered by the respective academic institutions.   

Each scholar will be invited to present his/her project results in poster form along with participation in a special recognition event during the 2020 CMSC Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, May 20 thru May 23, 2020.  For students able to return for these presentations, additional scholarship funds of up to $2,000 will be provided to cover presentation expenses, meeting registration, hotel, and travel.  Please note that scholarships will be awarded only through academic institutions/preceptors who are active members of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers.

Eligibility/Program Details:

Student applicants must be currently enrolled and actively training in an accredited medical school program.  

Qualified applicants should arrange a proposed research program with a preceptor at a CMSC member center prior to submitting their application.  A plan for the research project must be formally agreed upon by the preceptor and the applicant, and described in the application. The proposed project should be of such a length that results can be submitted by the abstract deadline date of March 30, 2020.  Background and guidelines for the award, as well as an application form are available through the link below.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted by the proposed program preceptor, and will be reviewed and approved by a selection committee appointed by the CMSC and the Foundation of the CMSC. Applications are now being accepted. Final deadline for applications: April 5, 2019.

Projects may be conducted throughout 2019-2020 academic year; final date for reporting of results in abstract form will be March 31, 2020.

Monitor our website for Future Scholarship announcements.

Project Results:

Scholar research projects results will be displayed in a dedicated FCMSC Scholar poster area at the 2020 CMSC annual meeting. All scholarship awardees are required to submit an abstract of project results which will be published in a non-indexed Scholar Recognition publication distributed by the FCMSC.    

Peer Review Abstract Submission:

Scholars may also opt to submit their project abstract results through the CMSC peer-review abstract submission process.  (Please refer to the CMSC annual meeting website www.mscare.org for peer review process and submission deadlines.)  If accepted by the CMSC selection committee, CMSC presentation abstracts will be published in a dedicated issue of the International Journal of MS CarePlease note this is a separate process from the FCMSC scholarship abstract.

Thank you for your collaboration with the CMSC and FCMSC, and your role in building the MS Workforce of the Future. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about this project. Please direct emails to:  cindy@cmscfoundation.org.
 

 Sincerely,

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