The Harry Weaver Scholar Awards from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society provide start-up research funding for new independent researchers working in the USA on multiple sclerosis. Applicants should have completed their postdoctoral training and be offered an appointment as an assistant professor (or equivalent) at a US research institution. Applicants must apply jointly with their research institution. The award provides salary and grant funding support for 5 years. The Principal Investigator may request up to 75% salary, but not more than $75,000/year for salary plus applicable fringe benefits in the first year. A 3% annual increase in salary is allowed. The research budget may not exceed $30,000 in year 1 and may increase by $2,500 in subsequent years to a maximum of $40,000 in year 5.
Pre-applications are due on August 9, 2023 and invited full applications are due on August 16, 2023.