As part of our 2016 - 2021 strategy, Action for M.E. pledged to focus 20% of our activities on bringing more research, more money and more people into the field. All funding applications we receive are put through a five-stage funding assessment process, overseen by our Research Panel, with input from:
Action for M.E. is inviting proposals for high quality research pilot projects that will address the biology of M.E./CFS. This call builds on priorities identified by people affected by M.E. through an Action for M.E. survey and is targeted at supporting a PhD studentship for up to three years with up to £46,500, with 50% funding to be matched by the applicant’s university.
The focus of this initiative is to support high-quality, innovative biomedical research ideas that have the potential to increase the current knowledge base of M.E./CFS and to support new career researchers into the field.
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.
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:
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