While the U.S. federal government has, so far, failed to produce meaningful research on Long COVID, other organizations are working to fill this gap. One such organization is Solve M.E., an advocacy and research initiative focused on myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), Long COVID, and other related post-viral illnesses.
A friend who works on Solve M.E.’s You + ME Registry has asked me to share this research opportunity, on behalf of her organization. This program is providing funding for scientists to organize smaller-scale studies on Long COVID and ME, potentially leading to more substantial grants for larger studies. Solve M.E. hopes to invite new researchers who haven’t previously focused on post-viral illnesses into this space.
Here’s the full info:
Solve M.E. is accepting applications to study ME/CFS and Long COVID through May 23, 2022.
Through the Ramsay 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. This year, we are accepting applications for projects that aim to explore the mechanisms at play in people who go on to develop Long COVID. Collaborative proposals (involving two or more research groups) are encouraged.
Ramsay 2022 marks the sixth cycle of the program, and we are excited to continue offering our rich longitudinal data set in the You + ME Registry.
Learn more about applications, project scope, and lab vs. data-based grants here. Please contact Kate Mudie, registry research manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.