McDonald Fellowships 2024 (Fully Funded)

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

McDonald Fellowships 2024 are international student scholarships that are fully funded. These scholarships are for master’s and doctoral students. The McDonald Fellowships includes a two-year stipend of around £30,000 GBP per year to cover travel and living expenses, as well as a £2,000 GBP gift to the host institution each year.

Early-career multiple sclerosis researchers from low- and middle-income countries can apply for the McDonald Fellowships 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.

Also check: Sheffield Hallam University Scholarship 2024 UK (Fully Funded)

Interesting Facts About McDonald

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Richard and Maurice McDonald opened the first McDonald’s in 1940 in San Bernardino, California, as a restaurant. Today, McDonald’s is an American fast food company with locations all over the world. 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.

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.

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The company has introduced salads, fish, smoothies, and fruit to its menu in response to shifting consumer tastes and negative criticism over the unhealthiness of their meals. The McDonald’s Corporation makes money from sales in company-owned restaurants and from rent, royalties, and fees paid by franchisees. Two reports from 2018 say that McDonald’s has 1.7 million employees, making it the second-largest private employer in the world. (Walmart has 2.3 million employees). McDonald’s has the ninth-highest global brand valuation as of 2020.

McDonald Fellowships Highlights

  • Study Level: Masters, PhD
  • Institution: McDonald
  • Study in: Can be Neighboring country or the participant’s home country
  • Opportunity Focus Areas: Multiple Sclerosis
  • Program Duration: Two years
  • Application Deadline: closing date 30 June 2024

Also check: World Bank Group Young Professionals Program | WBG YPP 2024 (Fully Funded)

Fellowship Benefits

McDonald Fellowships will provide the recipient with the following benefits:

  • A fellow will be receiving ÂŁ30,000 GBP per year living and travel expenses.
  • A fellow’s institute will be receiving ÂŁ2,000 GBP.

Eligibility for McDonald Fellowships

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

  • Required Language is English
  • International students from low or middle-income countries are eligible

All candidates must:

  • Be educated to post graduate level (at least MSc, preferably PhD/MD) in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis.
  • Be citizens of a low- or middle-income country (all countries with a low, lower middle or upper middle income as defined by the World Bank)
  • Focus their research in an area relevant to multiple sclerosis.

Candidates must also be in one of the following situations:

  • 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 application.
  • Working or studying in another country on a project which started within the six months prior to application.
  • Studying in another country on a Du PrĂ© grant project supported MSIF.

Those who previously have held a Du Pré grant are eligible to subsequently apply for a McDonald Fellowships, but not the other way round.

Candidates are expected to return to their own countries at the end of the study period where they will contribute to advancing care and research in MS.

The McDonald fellowships may also be used to part fund a PhD programme, where the candidate has already been accepted for the PhD programme in a recognised institute (within the six months prior to application) but who doesn’t have enough funding to cover the total cost.

If successful, candidates and Host supervisors will be required to read and sign the Terms and Conditions of the award.

The McDonald Fellowships should start within 12 months of being awarded the funding.

For more information please contact our research team using the contact us form, selecting “Research grants and awards”.

Also check: Imperial College London Scholarships for Students of Black Heritage 2024 (Fully Funded)

Please note:

This is a joint application from the applicant and host. Before applying, candidates need to have identified a suitable project and host supervisor at an institution outside of their own country.

A project host must be agreed before commencing the application.

The deadline for the host statement is the same as the entire application: 30 June 2024.

Also check: University of Paris Scholarships for International Students 2024 France (Fully Funded)

How to Apply for McDonald Fellowships?

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

  1. Apply through the application website.
  2. Identify your project and field of interest.
  3. Contact and agree the project proposal with your host (project supervisor in a lab or clinic).
  4. Applicant completes all sections of the online application form.
  5. After Applicant submits, the Host is contacted to submit a supporting statement* using the same application form.
  6. Applicant asks the three referees to send their reference letters to before the 30 June deadline.
  7. Applicants must read the Terms and Conditions of the Award to understand requirements around reporting and payments.
  8. Applicants should pay close attention to the lay summary of the application. Advice on how to write a lay summary can be found at the bottom of this page.

McDonald Fellowships FAQs

How does McDonald Fellowship work?

The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation has announced the fantastic McDonald Fellowships 2024 opportunity. Do you living in a low- or middle-income nation? Are you pursuing your education or working on the project in a low- or middle-income nation? Is the multiple sclerosis topic relevant to your field of study? so this McDonald Fellowship for you.

Does McDonald Fellowship is fully funded?

McDonald Fellowship is fully funded as given following points:
~ A fellow will be receiving ÂŁ30,000 GBP per year living and travel expenses.
~ A fellow’s institute will be receiving £2,000 GBP.

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