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ANZMES Awards NZ Academics 25K Grants To Boost ME Research

Two New Zealand researchers have been chosen to receive the Associated New Zealand Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Society (ANZMES) annual grant of $25,000 to undertake vital research into increasing understanding of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), in Aotearoa.

ANZMES, the National Advisory on ME, launched the new grant and scholarship programme for postgraduate students and academic researchers this year - aimed at supporting those interested in researching ME and long COVID. With six funding opportunities available, ANZMES encouraged applications from those seeking to undertake research that furthers understanding, treatment, or prevention of ME and long COVID, including two $25,000 grants and four $5,000 scholarships to support research and study costs.

The 2023 Grant recipients are:

Principal investigator: Dr. Nicholas Bowden, Research Fellow, Department of Women’s and

Children’s Health, University of Otago 

Co investigators: Keith McLeod, Associate Principal, Kōtātā Insight.

Dr. Rosamund Vallings, retired GP, Howick Health and Medical

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