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 to invest in change.
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. aims to bring new researchers to the field by investing in at least one three-year postdoctoral or PhD studentship at any one time for projects focused on biomedical M.E. research.
The focus of this initiative is to support high-quality, innovative biomedical research ideas that have the potential to increase our current knowledge of M.E. and to support new career researchers into the field, building capacity for future research.
This call is open to UK-based researchers and builds on priorities identified by people affected by M.E. through an Action for M.E. survey. The funding is targeted at supporting a PhD studentship for up to three years with 50% funding to be matched by the applicant’s university.
The deadline for Action for M.E. to receive applications has now passed.
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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