Tuesday, October 23, 2018

NIH Funding Down for 2018

NIH Funding for ME Goes Down in 2018

Posted on October 21, 2018 by Jennie Spotila

<http://occupyme.net/2018/10/21/nih-funding-for-me-goes-down-in-2018/>

Fiscal year 2018 is over, so now we can answer the question of whether
ME research funding at NIH would go up or down. As I predicted back in
July, the answer is down.

Here's the TL;DR version:

- NIH funding for ME research decreased 17% in 2018.
- Funding for non-Center grants will decrease an additional 30% in
2019 unless NIH funds enough new grants to replace the expired ones.
- NIH's funding is now heavily concentrated at a small number of institutions.
- NIH's ancillary activities are not sufficient to overcome the funding problem.
- Some of the most important contributors are missing in action.
NIH must stop blaming people with ME for the low number of research
applications.
- Given that NIH funding has decreased, how should we respond?
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