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 3.5 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:
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.
ESRC will manage the application process for UK based applicants on behalf of the UK Research Councils. Please visit the ESRC website for further information.