MeetMe Travel Awards

Fostering connections and partnerships – building scientific networks

The Solve ME/CFS Initiative is proud to facilitate the participation of junior scientists and underrepresented groups in meetings and conferences focused on ME/CFS through the meetME Travel Award Program.

The meetME Program has two main objectives:

  • Facilitate collaboration and cross-pollination among individuals committed to solving this challenging medical issue through exposure and networking at national and international meetings focused on ME/CFS
  • Promote the participation of junior investigators, women, and underrepresented minorities in the field

“We recognize the need to facilitate the participation of young talent and underrepresented groups—particularly those who lack means—in specialized meetings and conferences. This program helps in that regard by enabling qualified scientists to learn and contribute at ME/CFS meetings and making it possible for them to grow their research networks and build collaborations” – Dr. Zaher Nahle, vice president for research and scientific programs.

The submission deadline for consideration is at least two calendar months in advance of the scientific meeting the applicant seeks to attend. Download the SMCI meetME Travel Award Application here. Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Zaher Nahle, vice president for research and scientific programs, at