Latest Masters & PhD McDonald Fellowships, 2022

McDonald Fellowships are presently accepting applications. We will go through the details of this scholarship programme, its benefits, and the application process step by step in this article.

McDonald Fellowships 2022-2023 are fully funded international student scholarships. These scholarships are for master’s and doctoral students. The fellowship includes a two-year stipend of roughly £30,000 GBP each year to cover travel and living expenses, as well as a £2,000 GBP per year gift to the host institution.

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Early-career multiple sclerosis researchers from low- and middle-income countries can apply for the McDonald Fellowship to work in a research institution outside of their home country. We anticipate that recipients will be able to use their newly acquired skills and networks to undertake MS research and /or patient care in low- and middle-income countries after receiving the grant.

Interesting Facts About McDonald

McDonald’s is an American multinational fast food firm that was founded in 1940 as a restaurant in San Bernardino, California, by Richard and Maurice McDonald. They renamed their business a hamburger stand and then transformed it into a franchise, with the Golden Arches logo first appearing in 1953 at a Phoenix, Arizona location. Ray Kroc, a businessman, joined the company as a franchise agent in 1955 and went on to buy the McDonald brothers’ franchise. McDonald’s used to be headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, but in June 2018, the company moved its global headquarters to Chicago.

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McDonald’s is the world’s most profitable restaurant chain, with over 69 million customers served daily in over 100 countries and 37,855 locations as of 2018. McDonald’s is most known for their hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and french fries, but they also provide chicken, breakfast, soft drinks, milkshakes, wraps, and desserts.

The company has introduced salads, fish, smoothies, and fruit to its menu in response to shifting consumer tastes and a negative criticism over the unhealthiness of their meals. Rent, royalties, and fees paid by franchisees, as well as sales in company-operated restaurants, provide revenue to the McDonald’s Corporation. McDonald’s, with 1.7 million employees, is the world’s second-largest private employer, according to two reports published in 2018. (behind Walmart with 2.3 million employees). McDonald’s has the ninth-highest global brand valuation as of 2020.

Richard and Maurice McDonald, siblings, opened the first McDonald’s on May 15, 1940, at 1398 North E Street and West 14th Street in San Bernardino, California (at 34.1255°N 117.2946°W). In 1948, the brothers introduced the “Speedee Service System,” expanding on the ideas of the contemporary fast-food restaurant pioneered by their forerunner White Castle more than two decades before.

The first McDonald’s mascot was “Speedee,” a chef hat on top of a hamburger. The Golden Arches took over as the universal mascot in 1962, replacing Speedee. Ronald McDonald, the clown mascot, was first introduced in 1965. He made an appearance in commercials aimed towards youngsters.
From 1953 to 1960, this was the logo.
McDonald’s first filed for a United States trademark on the name “McDonald’s” with the description “Drive-In Restaurant Services” on May 4, 1961, which has since been renewed. By September 13, McDonald’s had filed for a trademark on a new logo—an overlapping, double-arched “M” symbol—under the direction of Ray Kroc.

McDonald’s, on the other hand, used a single arch for the architecture of its buildings prior to the twin arches. The current version of the “Golden Arches” logo was not used until November 18, 1968, when the company was granted a United States trademark.

Ray Kroc, a franchising businessman, is credited with starting the current corporation on April 15, 1955. Although this location was destroyed and rebuilt in 1984, it was the ninth McDonald’s restaurant to open. In 1961, Kroc bought out the McDonald brothers’ stake in the company, ushering in the company’s global expansion. Kroc was reported to be a ruthless business partner who drove the McDonald brothers out of the business.

According to Kroc’s autobiography, he and the McDonald brothers struggled for control of the business. In 1971, the San Bernardino restaurant was demolished, and the property was sold to the Juan Pollo chain in 1998. The Juan Pollo headquarters, as well as a McDonald’s and a Route 66 museum, are all located in this region. McDonald’s has become a symbol of globalisation and the extension of the American way of life as the company has expanded into numerous international regions. Because of its significance, it is frequently brought up in public debates about obesity, business ethics, and consumer responsibility.

Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: Masters, PhD
  • Institution(s): McDonald
  • Study in: Can be Neighboring country or the participant’s home country
  • Opportunity Focus Areas: Multiple Sclerosis
  • Program Period: Two years
  • Deadline: June 30, 2022

Scholarship Coverage

McDonald Fellowships will provide the recipient with the following benefits:

  • A fellow will be receiving £30,000 GBP per year living and travel expenses.
  • A fellow’s institute will be receiving £2,000 GBP.

Eligibility Criteria for McDonald Fellowships

To qualify for McDonald Fellowships, candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements below:

  • Required Language(s): English
  • Eligible Countries: International students from low or middle-income countries
  • A candidate has to be at least a Master’s student or PhD. or MD.
  • A candidate is also eligible if he or she is working on multiple sclerosis in another country that is a low or middle-income country.
  • Since the application will be joint by the applicant and host institute, a candidate has to select before applying his or her host institute either in their home country or neighboring country if traveling is allowed.
  • Working or studying in a low- or middle-income country (all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle income as defined by the World Bank) at the time of nomination
  • Working or studying in another country on a project which started within the six months prior to nomination
  • Studying in another country on a project supported by an MS International Federation grant

How to Apply for McDonald Fellowships

Please follow the following application instructions to apply for McDonald Fellowships:

  1. Complete all sections of the online application form
  2. The Host needs to provide a supporting statement at the end of the application*
  3. Add names and contact details of 3 referees, including the applicant’s current supervisor or employer
  4. Ask referees to submit reference letters to research{at}msif{dot}org before the deadline

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