The Ramsay Award Program

2019 application open May 1st – June 30th


The Solve M.E. Ramsay Award Program, initiated in 2016, funds pilot studies into myalgic encephalomyelitis (formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME/CFS). Through the Ramsay Program, Solve M.E. invests in studies into the etiology of ME/CFS led by diverse researchers, with a particular emphasis on engaging young investigators and researchers new to the field.

Each grant award typically ranges between $35,000 and $55,000 for a one-year period, with the possibility of renewal for projects yielding promising results. Submitted proposals will be subject to a double-blind peer review process in order to ensure that only applications of the highest merit are selected.

Ramsay 2019 marks the fourth cycle of the program and we are at a very pivotal moment at both this juncture in the Program and the ME/CFS research landscape as a whole. The broad scientific domains of immunology, metabolism, the microbiome, genetics, and neurology are central to ME/CFS research, but a lack of researchers working on the disease remains a major barrier to progress; a fact that was recently emphasized by experts in the field at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) “Accelerating Research on ME/CFS” gathering. We aim to make 2019 the largest group of investigators ever funded through the Ramsay Program by supporting at least 10 scientifically-rigorous studies and carving out funding for at least one collaborative proposal across two or more labs.


2019 Instructions and Scope (DOWNLOAD available May 1)

Application components:

2019 Main Application Template (DOWNLOAD)
2019 Biographical Sketch Template (DOWNLOAD)
2019 Budget Template (DOWNLOAD)

To apply for a Ramsay Award please submit your application to research@solvecfs.org by
June 30, 2019

Questions and inquiries regarding the Ramsay Award Program should be directed to Allison Ramiller, Director of Research Programs, at research@solvecfs.org


Toolkit available May 1