National Institutes of Health Announces CFS Research Funding Opportunity Workshop – Sept 17, Rockville, MD

The National Institutes of Health’s Trans-NIH CFS Working Group will host a one-day workshop to help researchers learn about available Chronic Fatigue Syndrome “funding avenues” – citing a “new era of limited and falling budgets.” Registration forms must be received by Monday, September 10 and space is limited, so “early registrations will receive priority.” The NIH announcement, with contact information and a link to the registration form, follows.

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Source: National Institutes of Health

Printable PDF of announcement: <A href="http://orwh.od.nih.gov/cfs/cfsworkshop2007.pdf"

target=”_blank”>http://orwh.od.nih.gov/cfs/cfsworkshop2007.pdf

Ref: Workshop registration form http://orwh.od.nih.gov/cfs/cfsGrantsmanship_registration_form.pdf

Grantsmanship Workshop for Research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Twinbrook Conference Center, 5635 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD, September 17, 2007

Sponsored by

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

Office of Research on Women’s Health

Trans-NIH Working Group for Research on CFS

Overview

The Trans-NIH Working Group for Research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) will conduct a one-day workshop on September 17, 2007 to provide researchers with an overview of the diverse funding opportunities available through the NIH, an understanding of the particular research or training needs they meet, and the opportunity to meet with and query program officers from the Offices, Institutes, and Centers represented on the Working Group.

In this new era of limited and falling budgets, the CFS Working Group plans to only reissue the standing CFS Program Announcement (PA) and sponsor meetings focused on matters relevant to CFS. Regardless of the budgetary climate, the CFS Working Group will continue to ensure that researchers who wish to study CFS are aware of the multiple funding avenues afforded by the NIH. Opportunities abound across the NIH for all levels of researchers, in addition to the standing CFS PA. In light of budgetary constraints, participants are asked to assume the financial responsibility for travel, lodging, and meals.

The workshop agenda will be sent to registrants during the last week of July.

We look forward to seeing you on September 17, 2007 for this exciting opportunity to discuss the grantsmanship process for CFS initiatives.

Registration

Please fill out and return the attached reservation form by September 10, 2007. Please note that space is limited. Early reservations will receive priority.

Lodging

Due to budgetary constraints, participants are asked to assume the financial responsibility for lodging. A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the government rate at the Ramada in Rockville. If you need hotel accommodations, contact Fatou Sidibe by calling (240) 744-7047 or e-mailing fatous@esi-dc.com.

For Further Information

For further information, including directions to meeting location and travel information, contact the ORWH logistical contractor, ESI, by calling Fatou Sidibe at (240) 744-7047 or e-mailing fatous@esi-dc.com.

Workshop Registration Form

http://orwh.od.nih.gov/cfs/cfsGrantsmanship_registration_form.pdf

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