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Open call for grant applications 2023

ME Research UK is pleased to an announce an open call for applications from researchers wishing to investigate the causes, consequences and treatment of ME/CFS.

Funding is available to support scientifically robust biomedical studies at appropriate host institutions worldwide, and the maximum award amount is £250,000.

The deadline for outline proposals is Friday 25 August 2023, by 5 p.m. BST.

It is essential that applicants demonstrate clear translational potential for their proposed research, and how it will benefit patients in the short-to-medium term.

We are happy to consider projects in all areas related to the biology or treatment of ME/CFS, but we are especially keen to receive applications in the following areas:

  • Muscle fatigue – underlying mechanisms and potential therapies
  • Brain and nervous system – structural and functional changes
  • Immune system – autoimmunity and the role of specific antibodies
  • Metabolomics and the search for diagnostic biomarkers
  • The symptomatic impact of ME/CFS on other organ systems

Read more about the application procedure and how to submit an outline proposal at:

Please read this information carefully, as our application procedure has changed since last year.

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