Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research:Written question - 221619

(Washington and Sunderland West)
Asked on: 14 February 2019
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many grant applications have been made to the Medical Research Council for ME/CFS related research since 2010; how many of those applications have been awarded funding; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by: Chris Skidmore
Answered on: 22 February 2019

Since 2009/10, the Medical Research Council (MRC) has received 32 research proposals relating to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), seven of which have been funded.

The MRC supports research in response to proposals from the research community. High quality applications on any aspect of human health are always welcomed and awards are made according to their scientific quality and importance to human health.

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