Dear CMSC Member:
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.
In support of the MS Workforce of the Future Program, we are pleased to announce the 2021 continuation of our FCMSC Medical Student Research Scholarship Program. Successful applicants may conduct research projects during the 2021/2022 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 2022 CMSC Annual Meeting in National Harbor, MD, June 1 to June 4, 2022. For students able to return for these presentations, an additional $2,000 scholarship 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.
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 briefly 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 31, 2022. Background and guidelines for the award, as well as an application form, are attached. Background and guidelines for the award, as well as an application form are available through the link below.
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 15, 2021.
Projects may be conducted throughout 2021-2022 academic year; final date for reporting of results in abstract form will be March 31, 2022.
The application form should be submitted to Nancy Chazen via:
Fax: (866) 920-6813
*Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Scholar research projects results will be displayed in a dedicated FCMSC Scholar poster area at the 2022 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 the 2022 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 Care. Please 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: email@example.com.