Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the Real World is a £6.5m programme under the AMR Cross-Research Council initiative which is funded by NERC, BBSRC and MRC. This programme has recently launched a call for Pump Priming Grants of up to £200k to address the need for a greater understanding of the role of the outdoor environment and host microbiome in influencing the evaluation, acquisition and spread of antibacterial resistance. The research can be based in agricultural, aquaculture, wastewater and natural environments (and their interfaces), the human and animal host microbiome, and also includes elements of the way people and human communities interact with the environment.
Whilst not directly relevant to drug development, the call may be of interest to some of the Network’s members.
Please note that there is town hall meeting on the 11th of September in London where applicants can discuss their proposals with the funders and potential collaborators.
Further information can be found at the following website: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/funded/programmes/amr/news/ao-ppgrants/