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Building the MS Workforce


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is bringing the world together to cure MS for every single person — as fast as possible. Building a workforce of highly trained scientists and clinicians is crucial to finding cures for everyone with MS.

That's why the National MS Society funds many fellowship programs that enable young trainees to learn from seasoned MS scientists and physicians in laboratories and MS clinics, and facilitate their transitions into independent careers. These relatively small awards pay off well: Prominent researchers making MS breakthroughs today began their careers as Society research fellows.  

Read more about these “Bright Minds” in Momentum Magazine

”Women Shaping the Landscape of MS: Research and clinical fellows work to change what it means to live with MS” from Momentum Magazine

Tykeson Fellows Conference
The Tykeson Fellows Conference is convened by the Society and launched by a generous contribution from the late Mr. Donald Tykeson, who was an active volunteer and Honorary Life Director of the Society’s National Board of Directors. As someone who lived with MS for 60 years, Mr. Tykeson was a generous and enthusiastic supporter of MS research. Read about past conferences: 20222019 

Training Grants and Fellowships
Our research training programs are designed to attract and train promising investigators and clinicians. Opportunities include:


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