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£6.5M for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the Real World

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the Real World is a £6.5M programme funded under the AMR Cross-Council Initiative.

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 acting as a reservoir for resistance. The programme is restricted to antibacterials and resistant bacteria or bacterial resistance genes, of clinical and/or veterinary importance.

Research supported can be based in:
the human and animal host microbiome (including elements of the way people and human communities interact with the environment)

  • agricultural
  • aquaculture
  • wastewater
  • natural environments (and their interfaces)

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What funding is available?

Research Grants: Up to £1.5M (100% FEC) per project and up to four years’ duration. Outline application deadline: 6 October 2015, 4pm
Pump Priming Grants: Around £200k (100% FEC) per project for 12-36 months. Application deadline: 3 December 2015, 4pm

This call is co-funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC), and has potential co-funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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“Town Meeting”, 11 September 2015, London

Given the complexity of the research challenges addressed by this call, and the need to develop new partnerships and collaborations, the funders will hold a town meeting on 11 September 2015 in London. This will provide the opportunity to hear more from the funders, network across the various disciplines, identify potential collaborators and stakeholders, and to discuss areas for potential applications.

The registration deadline for this meeting is 27 August 2015.

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Key Dates

Town meeting registration deadline: 27 August 2015
Research grants outline application deadline: 6 October 2015, 4pm
Pump Priming application deadline: 3 December 2015, 4pm

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