£32 million competition launched for antimicrobial resistance research

  • NHS National Institute for Health Research
  • NHS National Institute for Health Research
  • 12 Oct 2018

  • from Priscilla Lynch
  • Medical News
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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has launched a competition to award up to £32 million of capital funding to the NHS, universities, and research organisations for research into antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

This funding will be awarded through open competition by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), on behalf of the DHSC.

The funding is to support capital investment in buildings (including refurbishment) and equipment to strengthen the UK’s AMR research capability in order to:

  • Develop innovative approaches to tackling AMR.
  • Establish a body of researchers with a wide range of skills and expertise relevant to AMR.
  • Encourage external funding for AMR research.

All NHS trusts, higher education institutions, and not-for-profit UK research organisations (including the NHS, public sector agencies, and research establishments) in the UK are eligible to apply.

Funding will be awarded for a two-year period starting on 1 April, 2019.

The closing date for applications is 6 December, 2018. More information is available on the NIHR’s website.

Chief Medical Officer for England, Prof Dame Sally Davies said, "Funding new and innovative approaches to tackle the problem of AMR is crucial, and this substantial capital funding will be a significant step towards strengthening UK-based AMR initiatives."