Applying for a Grant

Through the Ramsay Research Grant program, Solve M.E. invests in research studies in ME/CFS or Long Covid with a particular emphasis on engaging young investigators and researchers new to the field. Collaborative proposals (involving 2 or more research groups) and studies that examine the similarities and differences between ME/CFS and Long Covid are encouraged.

Please contact Kate Mudie, registry research manager, at research@solvecfs.org with questions.

There are two types of Ramsay Grants available:

  1. Lab-Based Research Grants range from $35,000 to $55,000 for one year, with the possibility of renewal for projects yielding promising results.
  2. Data-Only Grants support studies that analyze the data in the You + ME Registry. They have an upper limit of $10,000 for six months, with the possibility of renewal for projects yielding promising results.


Long Covid research and the availability of a rich longitudinal data set in the
You + ME Registry were available for the first time in 2021. For more details on these aspects of the program, please refer to the Application and Scope.

Previously funded research includes:

  • Dr. Jarred Younger from the University of Alabama at Birmingham found metabolite and temperature differences in the brains of people with ME/CFS and received a multi-year NIH R01 grant to run a larger neuroimaging study. 
  • Dr. Dawei Li used preliminary data from his ongoing Ramsay-funded study on endogenous retroviruses to secure a NIH R21 grant to expand this work.
  • Drs. Liisa Selin and Anna Gil from the University of Massachusetts Medical School examined the role of specific T cells in ME/CFS and used their pilot data in an NIH application for a large R01 grant which was competitively scored and awaiting final decision.

New to the field or want to learn more? Information on how to apply and application, biography and budget templates are available below. 

2022 Instructions and Scope

Application components:


Exciting news! Ramsay Research Grant RFA deadline extended to Mon, June 6. Questions and inquiries regarding the Ramsay Award Program should be directed to
Kate Mudie, registry research manager, at research@solvecfs.org.

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“There is virtually no funding available within Europe to study the role of HHV-6 in any disease. Therefore, the Ramsay Award was a very timely help for us to take our work one step ahead. This should help gather momentum in the scientific community and open funding opportunities for this research topic.”

Bhupesh Prusty, PhD, 2016 Ramsay Awardee, Scientist/Principal Investigator, Institute for Virology and Immunobiology, University of Wuerzburg

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