Over the next five years, our purpose is to end the ignorance, injustice and neglect experienced by people with M.E. We will do this by meeting need now while taking action to secure change for the future. Starting in 2016, everything we do over the next five years will be in service of achieving three goals, which we call our strategic touchstones, to tackle these challenges.
How are we making a difference to the lives of people affected by M.E.? Our annual report shares activities and achievements undertaken in line with our three strategic touchstones - inform and influence, empower and support, and research - and sets out how we raised and spent our money from April 2015 to March 2016.
People with M.E. deserve better. That has been a message that we, and others, have been pushing for many years. Read our Trustee report and accounts 2014–2015 to find out how we are making a difference to the lives of those affected by M.E.
As part of our 2016-2021 strategy, we promised 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. This call is open to UK-based researchers, who should apply by downloading this information and application form. The closing date is 4pm Monday 6 February 2017.
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.
Action for M.E. is inviting applications for Chair of our Board of Trustees to succeed Alan Cook CBE. The deadline for applications is 16 May 2016.