Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Indian Department of Biotechnology (DBT) are inviting expressions of interest to participate in an Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Sandpit. This sandpit will be a residential interactive workshop over 3.5 days in India in early November 2017 and will lead to collaborative research projects aimed at addressing the issue of 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. The overarching aims of this sandpit will be to:
The scientific scope of this programme is:
Successful proposals developed through the sandpit will be jointly funded by RCUK and DBT. On the UK side this will be funded by the Newton Fund with £6.49 million with matched commitment from the Indian side. The intention is to fund projects of up to three years in duration, commencing mid-2018.
The UK-India partnership is transformative, helping change lives through research. And the RCUK-DBT AMR initiative is one example illustrating the growing UK-India research collaboration and its impact in shared global challenges.
The closing date for submission of Expressions of Interest is 16:00 on 11 September 2017
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