Dear CFIDS Advocate,
On December 28, 2004, the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) reissued the program announcement (PA) requesting
research applications for study of the pathophysiology and treatment of chronic
fatigue syndrome. This program announcement was originally released on May 15,
1998. There are no dedicated funds for applications received as a result of this
announcement. A Request for Applications (RFA) is still expected from NIH, based
on the latest report made to the Department of Health and Human Services CFS
Advisory Committee. This RFA will carry set aside funds for meritorious
The full text of the PA may be read
Wishing you good health in
The CFIDS Association of America
Executive Summary for PA-05-030
The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
and cosponsoring Institutes and Offices (IC) of the National Institutes of
Health (NIH) invite submission of investigator-initiated research grant
applications to support research on the epidemiology, diagnosis,
pathophysiology, and treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in diverse
groups and across the life span.
The total amount to be awarded and the anticipated number of
individual awards depend upon the number of meritorious applications received
This PA will use the NIH R01, R21 and R03 mechanisms.
Organizations that are eligible for this program include domestic non-profit
organizations; public or private institutions, such as universities, colleges,
hospitals, and laboratories; units of state and local governments; and eligible
agencies of the Federal government.
There is no specific eligibility requirement for individuals
to become Principal Investigators (PI); refer to eligibility information in
Section III 1B. Applications must be prepared using the PHS 398 application form
which can be downloaded at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/phs398/phs398.html.
There is no limit to the number of applications an applicant
may submit under this announcement.