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Addressing the challenge of Antimicrobial Resistance in India

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Call status: Closed
Previous call: 8 August 2018 - 11 September 2018


The UK research councils and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in India are pleased to invite expressions of interest to participate in an Antimicrobial Resistance Sandpit.

This sandpit will be a residential interactive workshop over three and a half days in India in early November 2017 and will lead to collaborative research projects aimed at addressing the issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in humans and animals in India. The sandpit will facilitate the formation of teams and development of outline proposals that will subsequently be developed into full proposals.

Successful proposals developed through the sandpit will be jointly funded by the UK research councils and Department of Biotechnology (DBT), government of India.

Under the joint initiative £6.49 million will be available for UK elements of funded proposals, with matched commitment from the Indian side. The intention is to fund projects of up to three years in duration, commencing mid-2018.

Within this collaboration, the overarching aims of this sandpit will be to:

  • build UK-India teams focussed on AMR research
  • support development of truly interdisciplinary proposals, including those that take a ‘One Health’ approach
  • develop outline research proposals that will make a tangible difference to tackling AMR in India.

Identification of potential strategies to address the challenge of AMR will be important. Research undertaken must primarily benefit India to be eligible for this initiative; however research which also has wider benefits will also be welcomed.

How to apply

This call is closed to applications.

Please visit the ESRC website for full details.

External contact

Naomi Beaumont, ESRC (all enquiries)

01793 413058

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