* 1. Where do you reside primarily?

* 2. In what ways are you affiliated with myalgic encephalomyelitis/ chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)? (choose all answers that apply)

* 3. Which of the following degrees do you possess? (Choose all answers that apply.)

* 4. Have you ever successfully applied for a government-sponsored research grant in a science or health-related field (i.e. the grant may or may not be related to ME/CFS)?

* 5. Have you ever applied for a government-sponsored research grant for ME/CFS? (Choose all answers that apply)

* 6. How successful have you been at obtaining government-sponsored research funding for ME/CFS?

* 7. Compared to other fields, how easy or difficult do you think it is to obtain funding for a ME/CFS research grant application?

* 8. How has your perception of the difficulty level, as stated  in Question 7, affected your attitude/ actions towards submitting research proprosals related to ME/CFS  to governments? (Choose all answers that apply)

* 9. Which of the following do you believe are obstacles specific to ME/CFS when applying for government funding? (Choose all answers that apply.)

* 10. If you have submitted a grant before to the United States' National Institutes of Health, did you do any of the following and what were the results? (check all answers that apply)

* 11. What actions could the US National Institutes of Health take to support/ encourage ME/CFS research? (check all those that apply)

* 12. If there is anything else you would like to share with us about barriers to research funding for ME/CFS, please feel free to do so in the box below. If you are open to discussing privately with IACFS/ME how these barriers have affected your research, please leave your e-mail address as well. 

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