Research and Funding

Funding Opportunities

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Pathophysiology and Treatment (R01)

Funding Number: PA-08-246
Funding Type: PA
Release Date: August 21, 2008
Expiration Date: January 8, 2012
Web Site: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-246.html

-Purpose. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) and co-sponsoring Institutes and Centers (ICs) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) encourages investigator(s)-initiated applications that propose to examine the etiology, diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) in diverse groups and across the lifespan. Innovative applications that address gaps in the understanding of the environmental and biological risk factors, the determinants of heterogeneity among patient populations, and the common mechanisms influencing the multiple body systems that are affected in CFS are encouraged. The NIH is particularly interested in funding interdisciplinary research that will enhance our knowledge of the disease process and provide evidence based solutions to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life of all persons with CFS. -Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism and runs in parallel with a FOA of identical scientific scope, PA-08-247, that encourages applications under the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanism. -Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Awards issued under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. -Budget and Project Period. Budget and Project Period. The total project period for an application submitted in response to this funding opportunity may not exceed 5 years.