Welsh Government

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World: Call for Research Grant Outlines

19 August 2015

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the Real World is a programme under the AMR Cross-Council Initiative. This call is co-funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC), and has potential co-funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

This Announcement of Opportunity is for an outline stage for research grants which can be up to £1·5m (100% FEC) per project and up to four years' duration.

This programme aims to address the need for a greater understanding of the role of the outdoor environment and host microbiome in influencing the evolution, acquisition and spread of antibacterial resistance, and as a reservoir for resistance.

The programme is restricted to antibacterials and resistant bacteria or resistance genes, of relevance to bacteria of clinical and/or veterinary importance. Research supported can be based in agricultural, aquaculture, wastewater and natural environments, the human and animal host microbiome, and also includes elements of the way people and human communities interact with the environment.

A town meeting, where applicants can discuss their proposals with the funders and potential collaborators and end users will be held in London on 11 September 2015.

For more information visit the NERC website.