Where do you reside primarily?

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* 1. Where do you reside primarily?

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

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

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

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

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)?

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* 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)?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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* 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)

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

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

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)

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* 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)

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

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

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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* 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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