Research into M.E. remains a key priority for many in the M.E. community and it is widely accepted the there has been considerable under-investment by mainstream funders. There is a desperate need for a step-change in the research field and, over the past couple of years, we have seen momentum gaining. This strategy has been developed after extensive consultation with more than 1,000 people affected by M.E.
This process has been developed to provide clarity, transparency and a clear governance framework for our key stakeholders including researchers, universities, donors, Action for M.E. supporting members and other people affected by M.E. It sets out our five-stage process for assessing research funding applications.