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 exception to this rule is the Targeted Call Grant).
  • Maximum funding limits have been set for grants and stipends. See specific award conditions.
Applications Open
Applications close
Project Grants
Project Grant
1 April 2024
10 May 2024
Postdoctoral Fellowship*
29 April 2024
7 June 2024
Senior Fellowship*
Not offered in 2024
Paired Fellowship
Not offered in 2024
Postgraduate Scholarship Round 1*
5 February 2024
15 March 2024
Postgraduate Scholarship Round 2*
10 June 2024
19 July 2024
Incubator Grants
Incubator Grant round 1
5 February 2024
15 March 2024
Incubator Grant round 2
10 June 2024
19 July 2024
Ian Ballard Travel Award
Ian Ballard Travel Award
10 June 2024
19 July 2024

*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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