MSSOC/ NBHRF Operating Grant

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Requirements Guide

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Operating Grant supported by the NBHRF and MSSOC

The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF) and Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada (MSSOC) are pleased to offer the following opportunity:


The Operating Grant Program is intended to support research in multiple sclerosis (MS). The MSSOC welcomes applications that are fundamental as well as applied studies, nonclinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care and rehabilitation; the two streams of research include biomedical and clinical and population health.

Operating Grants of $100,000 per year for up to 3 years, renewable for up to another 3 years are offered to qualified researchers who are undertaking full-time research in areas related to Multiple Sclerosis in the Province of New Brunswick.

To be eligible, the applicant: 

  • Must have an academic or research appointment which allows the individual to pursue the proposed research project to engage in independent research activities
  • Must conduct research within a New Brunswick institution
  • Must engage in independent research activities for the entire duration of the funding and be able to supervise trainees and publish research activities

Application Process
Candidates must apply to the MSSOC’s regular research grants competition. Candidates must also notify NBHRF of their MSSOC application by email and attach to it all documents and materials submitted to the regular MSSOC competition. The NBHRF/MSSOC will make awards to the top-ranked applicant and will work with institutions in New Brunswick to administer awards.  

Application Instructions At-A-Glance

1. Complete the regular MSSOC grant application via the MSSOC website

Applicants will be required to meet the eligibility requirements of and follow the MSSOC grant application process as outlined on the MSSOC website at

 Deadline each year is normally October 1st. .

2.  NBHRF Requirements and Common CV

·   The MSSOC Operating Grant applicants are to advise NBHRF by email at of submission of their application, and attach to the email the documentation submitted with the MSSOC grant application

·  A completed Common CV must be created (and/or updated) in the Canadian Common CV system using the template entitled "NBHRF Template" for the applicant as part of the NBHRF/MSSOC operating grant application process. Using the CV Funding option, select Funding Source NBHRF, and then select CV Type NBHRF Template.   This is the version that must be sent to NBHRF by email ( 

· Please note that a “Draft” CCV will not be accepted as part of your application.  Please ensure that you email the correct version of your CCV in your NBHRF application. 


The peer review process of the MSSOC will be utilized to assess the merit of applications submitted to the program.  Notification letters will be issued by Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. 

Final Report

Grant Recipients are required to submit a Final Report within 90 days of the project end date by completing the NBHRF final report form found by logging into your NBHRF account.    
If the project has been funded by a national agency, a copy of the agency's final report must also be included with the final report submission. Also please submit the financial statement for this account from your institution’s financial services department.  It must be uploaded as an attachment using the “Browse” button on the form.

For additional information or questions please contact:

New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
10 Knowledge Park Drive
Suite 100
Fredericton, NB
E3C 2M7