Annual Funding Opportunities

MS Australia offers a range of grants, fellowships and scholarships to support research into finding better treatments and a cure for MS. Although eligibility requirements and conditions differ between awards, all applications must have a direct link to advancing our knowledge of MS.

For further information, application forms and eligibility criteria for each grant type please click on the hyperlinks below. Note: to be eligible for NHMRC funding, or for MS Australia-NHMRC co-funding, you must also submit a separate application to the NHMRC (see below for further information and here for NHMRC closing dates).

Please note application rules

  • All grant applications to MS Australia must be submitted through our Online Grant Portal system. A unique grant application number will automatically be generated upon commencing the application process.
  • Applicants may only be named on three applications within any one grant year and only once as the CIA (the only exceptions to this rule are the Targeted Call Grant and Ian Ballard Travel Award).
  • Maximum funding limits have been set for grants and stipends. See specific award conditions.
Applications Open
Applications close
Project Grants
Project Grant
12 April 2021
21 May 2021
Targeted Call 2021
12 April 2021
21 May 2021
Postdoctoral Fellowship*
19 April 2021
4 June 2021
MS Australia – NHMRC Emerging Leadership Investigator Grants Top Up Funding
Via both NHMRC website and MS Research Australia Fellowship Application
Senior Fellowship
19 April 2021
4 June 2021
Paired Fellowship
17 May 2021
2 July 2021
Postgraduate Scholarship*
2 August 2021
10 September 2021
Incubator Grants
Incubator Grant round 1
8 February 2021
19 March 2021
Incubator Grant round 2
17 May 2021
2 July 2021
Travel Award
Ian Ballard Travel Award
Not offered in 2021

*Opportunities also exist for MS Australia top-up funding for outstanding NHMRC funded Fellowships and Postgraduate Scholarships. For details please click here.

Before applying for any of the Grant funding awards listed above, please read the MS Australia funding process document, the conditions of award document and the sample peer review document below.

Contact us

If you are a researcher and you have any questions about the grants available or the application process, please contact MS Australia’s Grants Coordinator.

Grants Coordinator

If you are a person with MS and have any question or would like further information about the research we fund, please contact MS Australia.


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