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Research networks tackling antimicrobial resistance offered £3m

By October 20, 2023No Comments

The research and innovation community are invited to help tackle one of humanity’s biggest threats, antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The funding will help to set up new, or build on existing cross-disciplinary networks to:

  • develop new approaches to tackling AMR
  • take a comprehensive approach, including culture, economics, behaviour, biomedical and physical sciences, design and engineering, environmental sciences and more

It’s all part of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) tackling infections strategic theme.

Researchers, policy-makers and business leaders can all play a part from across the research and innovation community, including:

  • social sciences and humanities
  • biotechnology
  • agriculture and food
  • tech and design
  • environment and engineering

New funding

Overall, UKRI will award up to £10 million in new funding, in two stages. This initial stage will allow groups of UK researchers to apply for a share of £3 million to set up transdisciplinary networks to, for example:

  • develop new methods, technologies or common frameworks for data collection and analysis, including for example, rapid pathogen sequencing and antimicrobial usage
  • work to improve data collection and standardisation across disciplines
  • develop and evaluate broad, evidence-based interventions, like social, cultural and economic strategies or engineering or tech solutions, that go beyond pharmaceutical and chemical fixes

Tackling infections is one of UKRI’s five strategic themes and these projects are just three of a number of investments in ways to investigate and better manage future infectious disease threats.

How to apply

For more information, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, check out UKRI’s funding opportunity.

They’re also running a webinar on 1 November to talk in more detail about the funding’s aims and allow researchers to ask questions.

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