Research funding "Did the CFIDS Association deny research funding to the Whittemore Peterson Institute for XMRV research? Like most grantmaking organizations, our research policies preclude us from disclosing details about studies that were not approved for funding. This preserves the applicants ability to submit the study to another institution or to revise and resubmit on another round. It is possible to state that at the time of the Associations most recent Request for Applications (March 2008) there were no applications on the topic of XMRV and CFS." Since the WPI study on XMRV came out in October 2009, and it is now 2 years since the CAA's "most recent Request for Applications", this doesn't really answer the question, does it? A more to the point question would be, did CAA deny research funding, period, to WPI? Of course, CAA has the right to fund, or not fund, any research organization or project it chooses. All the more reason, for me, to donate to WPI directly, to ask my friends and family to do the same. They don't seem to have the high overhead expenses of administration that CAA has, in collecting, deciding and disbursing donations. Has it really been 2 years since CAA produced a "Request for Applications"? Is that usual?