The BRI Knaub Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis Research


The UCLA Brain Research Institute (BRI) invites applications for two fellowships in Multiple Sclerosis research.
The BRI received a gift from the "Knaub Unitrust"  that was generously established by Richard and Suzanne Knaub in support of Multiple Sclerosis research at UCLA.  This BRI endowment provides about $20,000 per year (market dependent) to support projects related to MS.  We have established an annual program to name and support the research of two Postdoctoral or Predoctoral "BRI Knaub Fellows".  Each fellow will receive up to $10,000 to support their project. All qualified students are encouraged to apply, however, first-time applicants will receive precedence over past recipients.

We are now accepting new applications for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.

Applications must include:

  1. The applicant’s NIH CV and the mentor’s NIH CV with personal statements related to this award.
  2. An up to two-page description of the background, aims and scope of the project (generally in NIH fellowship application format). 
  3. A brief budget and justification on the intended use of the funds (up to $10,000).

Please send all documents as one PDF attachment to Joseph Quintero at Applications must be submitted by Sunday, April 4, 2021 by midnight.

Criteria for funding includes: 

  1. Innovative research ideas and technologies with relevance to MS or to fundamental biology of the relevant cell types and circuits.
  2. Likelihood of  the research proposal impacting MS research.
  3. Pertinence of mentor expertise and relevance to student training of the proposed work. 
  4. Multidisciplinary projects will be favored, but all ideas and projects will be considered. Use of UCLA cores is encouraged, but not critical.  We will support research and not salaries.  
  5. Applicants may be asked to give a short 10 minute talk on their project to the Selection Committee if multiple applicants are being considered in the end.

If you have any questions, please contact Joseph Quintero at or call 310-825-6055.