Nominations Open: Barancik Prize for Innovation in MS Research

We hope you and your loved ones are safe during this difficult time. The toll of the COVID-19 pandemic is profound, but our commitment to finding cures for people living with multiple sclerosis remains unchanged.

For this reason, we are pleased to accept nominations for the 2020 Barancik Prize for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research, which is made possible by the generosity of the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation.

The Barancik Prize recognizes an exceptional scientist or a team of scientists whose work in MS research has demonstrated outstanding innovation and originality. This annual prize is $100,000, to be used at the discretion of the recipient.

The prize is administered by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. A selection committee comprised of leaders in science, medicine, and MS advocacy will review nominees. The committee will evaluate:
• Exceptional innovation and originality in scientific research relevant to MS.
• Impact and potential of the research to lead to pathways for the treatment and cure for MS.
• Scientific accomplishments that merit recognition as a future leader in MS research.

The selected nominee will be presented with the prize and give a lecture at the ACTRIMS Forum in late February 2021.

Deadline for nominations is July 31, 2020. Read more about the nomination process, selection criteria and prior recipients.

If you are interested in applying for this funding opportunity, please start a routing sheet as soon as possible. As a reminder, proposals must be completed and submitted to OSRP at least two business days prior to the deadline set by the sponsor. If you have any questions, please contact OSRP.