When a grant proposal is submitted, a panel of experts will examine it for merit before making a final decision. But what happens when those ‘experts’ deny the very existence of the disease they purport to study? Memorably, a recent grant proposal was submitted to Canada’s CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) to study ME/CFS,
For many months the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian equivalent to the NIH, has advised that: “The IMHA [the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis] has committed to supporting the creation of a national network for translational research in ME/CFS in 2016-2017. This network will facilitate capacity building and provide a forum to
The Solve ME/CFS Initiative (SMCI) is now accepting applications for the Ramsay Award Program in basic, preclinical, clinical, and epidemiology research. This competitive grant award is open to scientists and researchers at any career stage who are interested in studying myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)/chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
Yesterday, the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME) announced that the NIH awarded them a R13 conference grant by the National Institutes of Health for their international conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, October 27 – 30, 2016. The grant will fund conference registration, travel and hotel expenses for up to 10 early stage
In a first for ME/CFS research, NIH launched a creative grant expansion program to jump start ME/CFS research in the short term by supplementing current grants.
Thank you to Jennifer Spotila for giving us permission to reprint her article and for all of her great investigative work. The original post can be found on her blog at http://www.occupycfs.com/. NIH: Who Reviewed Grants in 2015 In order to get NIH funding, a researcher has to succeed in several levels of application review. A persistent controversy