Funding Opportunities

Small grants scheme in public engagement

The School’s Small Grants Scheme provides up to £1000 for School staff and Research Degree students in any Faculty to plan and deliver public engagement projects about our research.For information about how to apply, including the Grant Application Form, as well as where to go for advice and support please log on to the School’s intranet.

Deadline: 15 June 2018, 5pm (UK time)


Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) Small Research Grant

ANTRUK invites researchers to apply for a grant under our Small Research Grants scheme (maximum sum per grant = £4,000pa for up to three years). Grants should focus on 1) antibiotic resistance or 2) new antibiotic therapies or 3) health and societal impact of antibiotic resistance and how it could be avoided.

Deadline: 30 June 2018


UK-China AMR pre-call announcement

On 5 July, 2017, Research Councils UK (RCUK), the strategic partnership of the UK’s seven Research Councils and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) announced they would shortly be launching the UK-China Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Centre Partnerships Initiative under the umbrella of the Newton Fund. The partners held a workshop for researchers on the week commencing 20 November in China to explore opportunities for collaboration in this area. Following the workshop, RCUK will launch the call for proposals.

Network Call Pre-announcement – AMR Surveillance Network

JPIAMR will be setting up Working Groups, with the call going live, in 2018. Working Groups are motivated groups of leading experts funded in order to enhance resource alignment and pushing forward the new ideas of value to the wider research community. Working groups are coordinated by scientists from participating countries but open to international experts.


Please contact the Strategic Research Office for help and advice on applying for funding.

Other funding to watch out for soon

Pre-call announcement Newton UK-India and China

If you are interested in the topic of AMR in India, research proposal ideas will be discussed in a ‘sandpit’ mechanism, a 3.5 day workshop in week of 6th November in India, location tbc. Expressions of interest in workshop are open for participating in this (contact This will be a precursor to 3-year grants starting summer 2018. This is administratively led by ESRC on behalf of the research councils.

The RCUK-NSFC AMR China Centre partnerships, which builds upon the 2015 China AMR Partnership Initiative, will provide funding for ‘centre partnerships’. Up to £8m RCUK contributions to be matched by NSFC. Can now register your interest in hearing about the call, including for an upcoming workshop (contact These 3-year projects are hoped to start in January 2019.

More Newton Funding

Watch the website – additional calls will be coming soon, including with Brazil. Includes AMR in agricultural settings, including resistance in farmed animals and crop pathogens. A workshop is planned for the autumn.