This year for the first time MS has been named as a topic area eligible for research funding throught the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP).
The PRMRP is administered by the Department of Defense (DoD) which reviews several topic areas that compete to receive funds from the $50M research budget. Proposals are reviewed and selected based on scientific merit and programmatic comparisons to other proposals in the same category.
The DoD selected 10 volunteers to serve on the panel in September to review 142 submitted proposals. Read about funding opportunities for fiscal year 2008. Scroll down to the table to see the award mechanism.