Action for M.E.'s Clare Francis Research Fund was launched during M.E. Awareness Week 2015. Named after our President, this is our dedicated research fund, which means that every penny donated to it is put towards our research-related activity.
This includes investing in pilot research projects to help us learn more and stimulate greater mainstream funding of M.E. research, and collaborating with others to drive forward M.E. research.
Action for M.E. is inviting proposals for more high-quality research pilot projects Researchers who apply must ensure that their proposal fits with at least one of the priorities identified by people with M.E. as set out in our research strategy.
We have £25,000 available for one or two projects by UK-based researchers with proven expertise in relevant areas of science. All applications will be put through our research funding assessment process which includes expert peer-review and consideration by our Scientific Advisory Panel and Voice Committee.
The deadline for applications is Friday 1 July 2016, and we expect to announce the new projects we will fund in the autumn. None of this would be possible without the generosity of our supporters and donors and we would like to thank everyone who has given so generously.
We are currently funding:
We are also:
Here you can find information on projects we have funded and which have recently concluded, along with project summaries from the researchers involved: