Have you heard the expression “Go big or go home?” That is the perfect description of last week’s RFA totals. NIH only issued one RFA last week, but it was a big one. The set aside funding of $28,750,000 more than doubled the funding NIH has dedicated in FY2017 so far.
I am very confident that you will not be surprised when I tell you this single RFA was not related to ME/CFS. We’re still waiting on that. And that single RFA of $28 million was about four times more than all of the money spent by NIH on ME/CFS last year.
Here are the cumulative numbers:
|FY 2017||FY 2016|
|RFAs for ME/CFS||ZERO||ZERO|
And here is the table for FY 2017 alone.
|Week Beginning||RFAs Issued||Total Commitment||RFAs for ME/CFS|
If you want more background on the RFA Ticker, read the inaugural post.