Medical Research Foundation National PhD Training Programme in Antimicrobial Resistance Research

The Medical Research Foundation has invested £4m to create the only national PhD training programme that will train new researchers to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), one of the greatest emerging threats to human health. The first cohort of 18 students have taken up their interdisciplinary PhD studentships within UKRI-funded AMR research consortia in 13 universities and institutions across the UK.

The Medical Research Foundation is delighted to fund the UK’s only national PhD Training Programme in antimicrobial resistance research. We believe the programme will help to respond to the global health challenge that is antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance and drug resistant infections and strengthen the UK’s research capacity overall.

Professor Nicholas Lemoine, Chair, Medical Research Foundation

About the Programme

Read more about how this innovative programme is training new AMR researchers through its fully-funded PhD studentships and its national training cohort of PhD students researching AMR PhD's across the UK 

Join the National Training Programme

To join the national training cohort of PhD students studying AMR, please read further about the application process.

Contact us

For all enquiries related to the National PhD Training Programme in AMR Research, please email

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