2019 Small Research Grants Scheme Launched



Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) the world’s first charity tackling bacterial antibiotic resistance invites researchers to apply for a grant under our 2019 Small Research Grants scheme (maximum sum per grant = £20,000). Monies applied for can be spread over one, two or 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

Grants can be applied for in the following areas;

  • Top up grants for PhD students. Monies could be paid for by the commercial arm of our charity ANTRUK Enterprises Ltd, an SME enabling PhD studentships to be converted to CASE studentships.
  • Small equipment purchases
  • Travel for PhD students or junior lecturers to attend an overseas conference. Applicants must have confirmation that their abstract(s) are accepted for oral or poster presentation
  • Visits to other laboratories to undertake collaborative research
  • Support of small scale research projects
  • Consumable purchases to support ongoing research
  • Pilot studies

All applications will be reviewed by ANTRUK’s Science Committee and / or Education Committees. External reviewers will be called on if required. ANTRUK has adopted the scoring system developed by the Medical Research Council for use by independent referees (https://www.mrc.ac.uk/funding/peer-review/guidance-for-peer-reviewers/scoring-matrix/).

The top scoring applications may be shortlisted for external review and in this instance will be sent to independent reviewers for peer review. ANTRUK’s Trustees will be asked to ratify decisions to award grants.

To apply please complete the Small Research Grants Application Form and send this, as well as any accompanying documents to grants@antibioticresearch.org.uk

Only applicants working in organisations based in the United Kingdom are eligible to apply. Please note the following;

  • receipt of applications will not be acknowledged
  • if applicants have not received feedback from us by 6 September 2019 unfortunately on this occasion the application was unsuccessful
  • no discussion will be entered into if an application is unsuccessful
  • retrospective applications are not permitted. The earliest start date for this round is 1 October 2019

CLOSING DATE: Friday 12 July 2019