Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Department of Defense Research Funds Now Available

As a result of the help of many grassroots activists and partner organizations, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is proud to announce that the Department of Defense included multiple sclerosis as one of the areas eligible to compete for research funds in the FY 08 for the first time.

The funding is provided in the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program as part of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. The total pot is $50 million. There are four award mechanisms funding grants from $900,000 to $2.5 million plus indirect costs. The grants are from three to four years.

To apply for the grants or to see the full details, visit:


The Society is pleased that this effort was so successful and will work again this year to not only keep this allocation but to increase it.

Please get this word out to any researcher/institution you know who might be interested in applying for these funds.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was given the anthrax vaccine in 1999 to prepare me for my 12 month tour to Korea. Soon afterwards I became ill and was told I had the flu but when one symptom went away, another one would appear! After many visits to "sick call" I was finally diagnosed in 2002 after having an MRI scan! I don't have a family history of MS and there seems to be an increasing number of military members being diagnosed with it and all have had pre-deployment vaccinations!