Research Grants for 2017

The International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Nurses (IOMSN) is pleased to announce an ongoing Research Opportunity for IOMSN Members. If you have an idea for nursing research related to MS, take advantage of this opportunity.



  • IOMSN grants support projects that advance MS Nursing Research.

  • Grant recipient must be a current member of the IOMSN.

  • Limit one proposal per person.


Support for research activities may include one of the following:



  • Cost of IRB expenses up to $1,000.00

  • Supplies specific to a research protocol up to $500.00

  • Poster development and printing up to $300.00

  • Stipend for travel to present research at scientific meeting up to $500

  • Subject recruitment up to $500.00


Interested Applicants, Please Follow Instructions Below:

PLEASE ATTACH YOUR ANSWERS:



  • Title (15 word limit)

  • Purpose (50 word limit)
    Central purpose of the proposal is clear, concise, engaging and thought provoking.

  • Abstract (100 word limit)
    Scope and significance to MS nursing practice and/or research is clearly expressed. Positive connections to previous or current nursing research or evidence-based practice is noted.

  • Project Goals (List 1 or 2) 

  • Funds Requested - Awards of up to a maximum of $1000 (50 word limit)
    Indicate total amount requested for the project and itemization of total cost.

Please email grant proposals and attachment to: iomsn-research@mscare.org
For inquiries, please contact the Research Committee:


  • Maureen A. Mealy, RN, BSN, CRND, MSCN (Co-Chair)
    Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Center
    Baltimore, MD





  • Pamela Newland, RN, PhD, CMSRN (Co-Chair)
    Goldfarb School of Nursing Barnes Jewish College
    St. Louis, MO





  • Heidi Maloni, PhD, ANP-BC, CNRN, MSCN (Vice-Chair)
    Washington DC VA Medical Center
    Washington, DC





  • Marijean Buhse, PhD, NP, RN, MSCN
    Stony Brook University
    New York, NY




  • Janet Morrison, PhD, RN, MSN, MSCN
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX





  • Therese Burke, RN, CNC, MSCN
    NeuroImmunology / MS Clinic and Research Unit
    Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW Australia




  • Wallette Widener, APRN, CNRN, MSCN
    Savannah Neurology Specialist
    Savannah, GA