Medical Research Foundation National PhD Training Programme in Antimicrobial Resistance Research

Applications are invited for 150 places to join the National PhD Training Programme in Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Research. The programme is open to all PhD students registered at any UK university/institution who are researching AMR or AMR-related PhD projects funded by any source, including overseas and self-funded students.

Joining this training cohort will add value to your PhD studies by linking you with a UK-wide network of AMR PhD students and giving you access to:   

  • All expenses paid attendance at a one-week summer residential interdisciplinary training course led by AMR cross-council funded academics.
  • All expenses paid attendance at AMR conferences, to be held annually from 2018 to the end of your PhD.
  • Access to a bespoke online learning environment to facilitate peer-to-peer networking, question setting and mentoring.

The Programme

The Medical Research Foundation has invested £2.85m to create the only national PhD Training Programme that will train new researchers to explore ways to tackle AMR, one of the greatest emerging threats to human health. The strategic objectives of this National AMR PhD Training Programme are to develop a strong and active network of new researchers for the UK with multidisciplinary skills who will be able to develop, undertake and, potentially, lead AMR research which crosses the traditional boundaries between research disciplines and sectors.

Eligibility

Applications are open to join this wider, national cohort of PhD students studying AMR. PhD students (in years 1 to 4 or part-time equivalent) who are registered at any UK university/institution researching AMR or AMR-related projects in any discipline (e.g. social sciences, arts, humanities, law and economics; life and biomedical sciences; clinical, dental and veterinary sciences; physical sciences and engineering).

All eligible and successful applicants will be invited to join the National PhD Training Programme in AMR and attend a one-day AMR conference at the University of Bristol on Wednesday 15 August 2018.

Up to 50 National Training cohort members will also be invited to attend an all-expenses paid residential training week (at the University of Bristol) from 12-17 August 2018 (including the conference on 15 August). Further residential training weeks will be held in subsequent years for the remaining students.

Applications - deadline 30 April 2018

Please download and complete the application form (Office document, 41kB) and return to the Medical Research Foundation National AMR PhD Training Programme Manager at amrphd-info@bristol.ac.uk

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