Antimicrobial Resistance in the Real World - Announcement of Opportunity: Pump Priming Grants

Update 13 November 2015: The Announcement of Opportunity for the Pump Priming Grants has been updated to clarify that the maximum value that can applied for is £200,000 (100% FEC). NERC will pay 80% of costs so the maximum research council contribution per project will be £160,000.

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

The programme will support two types of award; larger Research Grants and smaller, more focused, Pump Priming Grants. This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is for the Pump Priming Grants which can be a maximum of £200,000 (100% FEC) per project for 12-36 months. A previous call was released for Outline Research Grants.

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 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.

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

Applicants should refer to the Announcement of Opportunity for full details of this call.

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 275KB)

Annex 3 (Word, 20KB)

The closing date was 16:00 on 3 December 2015.

For further information about this Announcement of Opportunity please contact:

James Box
07928 525444