National Multiple Sclerosis Society Research Funding
The goal of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. For more than 55 years the Society has funded cutting-edge MS research and advocated for government support of important scientific inquiries. We are the largest private supporter of MS research in the world. Since 1946, the Society has invested more than $460 million in search of the cause and cure of multiple sclerosis. This year, the Society will spend some $35 million to fund over 300 new and ongoing MS research projects. This investment is paying off: new treatments and better methods of diagnosis, rehabilitation, and symptom management are now available to all those with MS.
Living in the state of California means that a significant amount of research funding comes to our many world-renowned institutions for critical MS research. In fact, the University of California at San Francisco is the #1 recipient of research funding from the Society.
Up-to-date information on all Society-funded research projects world wide, including updates on clinical trials and new research grants, is also available at our national web site.