2023 Medical Student Research Scholarship Program

Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2023 Medical Student Research Scholarship Program.




The Foundation of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (FCMSC) established MS Workforce of the Future Scholarships and Fellowships to encourage healthcare trainees to become more familiar with MS and its treatment and to consider pursuing advanced specialization training in MS.

Program mentors and recipients, if in attendance, will be recognized on-site at the CMSC Annual Meeting through meeting materials, signage and at a recognition awards reception, with grant support for awards appropriately acknowledged.


A limited number of $7,500 scholarships are available to fund MS research projects conducted at CMSC member institutions.  Each scholarship includes $5,000 for 2023/24 research project and $2,500 toward scholar presentation expenses at the 2024 CMSC Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN.

Research Project Scholarship funding will be administered and budgeted by the CMSC member institution conducting the study.  Presentation scholarships will be granted directly to participating students.

Project results will be displayed in a dedicated FCMSC Scholar poster area at the 2024 CMSC Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN, May 29 to June 1, 2024.  All scholarship awardees are required to submit an abstract of project results which will be recognized in the Scholar Recognition publication distributed by the FCMSC. 


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 mentor at a CMSC member center prior to submitting their application.  The research plan and literature review must be written by the student with mentor guidance 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 29, 2024. 

Evaluation Process:

The application and selection process will be administered independently of grantors through a board review process of the Foundation of the CMSC and the CMSC Research Committee

CMSC 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 2024 submission process and 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 scholarship abstract.

Scholarship funds are limited.  Applications are now being accepted.  Deadline for all applications is April 14, 2023.