RIMS believes that adherence is more than taking medication regularly. Adherence is about personal lifestyle goals and choices, DMD treatment choices, rehabilitation and symptomatic treatment choices, vocational choices, relationship and family choices in a setting of multiple uncertainties and risks as person with Multiple Sclerosis. Assessment of existing knowledge and experiences in adherence in a chronic disease and the development of a joint proposal by the gathered panel of experts on further actions in this field – these are the two main aims of ADAMS. A first meeting with a small group of experts within but also outside the field of MS was held on April 19th 2013 in Brussels. More activities on the topic adherence will be planned in 2014.

RIMS has established a Grant Programme. The programme aims to facilitate collaboration between RIMS members from different centers and countries in the domain of MS rehabilitation.

Both projects regarding best practice (e.g., development of guidelines or educational programs) and research are welcomed.

In the present call, one project is granted € 15,000.

Mandatory criteria:

  • Applicants must be a RIMS member (at the individual or center level) at the time of submission.
  • Only electronic submissions (via email), submitted within the deadline (see 'News') are accepted.
  • Additional (non mandatory criteria):
    • The applicant is an early career researcher, or a young (<36 years) clinician.
    • Multi-center and international collaborative projects, particularly between RIMS members/centres.

Download the application form below.

Current deadline for submissions: consult the NEWS section of this website.

RIMS is pleased to offer a Fellowship Exchange Programme (RIMS Fellowship) that started in Autumn 2008.

The fellowship is available to young European professionals, preferably non-doctors, in order to facilitate their training in rehabilitation related to Multiple Sclerosis among RIMS Member Centres.

RIMS will support up to four fellowships annually, each with duration of one week, with a refunding of € 1000.

ECTRIMS offers a multiple sclerosis nurse training fellowship programme for qualified/licensed European nurses to provide the opportunity for them to obtain additional expertise through practical nursing experience and training in a mentored MS environment in Europe. The aim of the programme is to enhance care and support of individuals with MS by fostering improved clinical care and education and by helping to promote best practices in nursing care throughout Europe.

The training period must be for a minimum of 6 months or up to one year in duration. Generally, a maximum of three fellowships will be awarded each year.

For more specific programme details and application materials, see www.ectrims.eu/ectrims-multiple-sclerosis-nurse-training-programme.


  1. The RIMS Poster/Platform Presentation Award (RIMS Awards) is to promote and support the work of young rehabilitation researchers. The age limit is fixed at 45 years.
  2. The RIMS Awards, in the form of a financial subsidy, is attributed to the lead-author of the best Poster/Platform presented at the RIMS Annual Conference.
  3. For details on the RIMS Awards, please consult the RIMS Annual Conference website.