ANTRUK launches research grants programme for antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK), a charity tackling bacterial antibiotic resistance, has launched its 2021 Small Research Grants / Career Development Awards scheme. This is the charity’s largest grants programme to date.

The charity will be awarding one grant of up to £50,000 and six grants of up to £25,000 each. Monies applied for can be spread over one, two or three years. Grants should focus on antibiotic resistance, new antibiotic therapies, health and societal impact of antibiotic resistance or antibiotic stewardship. Researchers who can provide matched funding are encouraged to apply.

Professor Colin Garner, Chief Executive, ANTRUK, said: “These grants will fund essential research in both basic and applied sciences to help prevent another global pandemic, this time caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria. Supporting UK university academics in their research into antibiotics and antibiotic resistance is a key objective for ANTRUK, and we are delighted that the 2021 grants will be the largest yet for the charity. We will offer up to seven research grants to fund projects that will help save modern medicine through better antibiotic use and stewardship.”

Image credit: Micheile Henderson

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