Research and Funding

Funding Opportunities

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Pathophysiology and Treatment (R21)

Funding Number: PA-08-247
Funding Type: PA
Release Date: August 21, 2008
Expiration Date: January 8, 2012
Web Site: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-247.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 use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanismand runs in parallel with a FOA of identical scientific scope, PA-08-246 that encourages applications under the,(R01) mechanism -Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the mechanism, numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.