Funding of research and treatment of ME/CFS has been historically low.
- Fiscal Year 2012 - $5 million
- Fiscal Year 2013 - $5 million
- Fiscal Year 2014 - $5 million
- Fiscal Year 2015 - $6 million
- Fiscal Year 2016 - $7 million
In November 2016, NIH Director Francis Collins announced that NIH spending for research for CFS disease is intended to double to roughly $15 million in 2017, compared to the estimated $7.6 million allotted for research in 2016.
Research funding[edit | edit source]
- Nov 2015, Brian Vastag posts chart from Science Magazine on ME/CFS spending vs other diseases
- ME Research UK - ME/CFS funding report
- Chart showing relative funding posted by Tom Kindlon
- Estimates of Funding for Various Research, Condition, and Disease Categories by the NIH - $5-7million annually
- Rivka Solomon estimates that, based on disease prevalence and burden, NIH funding should be around $250 million
- YouTube: Money and ME, Patient Analysis Video - An illustration of the amount of money invested in research into ME/CFS By MEAnalysis