The Australian Government has announced a total of $5.9 million for the AMR TCR grant opportunity. Grants of up to five years duration will be considered, with funding to commence from January 2018. It is expected that up to five grants will be funded.

The targeted call requires applicants to address the issue of Antimicrobial Resistance in Residential Aged Care facilities, to assist in the promotion and development of optimal and appropriate antimicrobial use. Given their expertise in AMR and aged care, UQ colleagues Professors David Paterson and Len Gray are preparing a joint University of Queensland lead bid. Researchers may wish to contribute to this UQ lead bid or alternatively may be involved in other developing proposals.

How to Apply

Applicants may be named as a Chief Investigator on only one application in the AMR-TCR.

Further scheme-related information and the grant guidelines are available from GrantConnect, which will also be the source of any updates on this grant opportunity. Additional information can also be found on the NHMRC website.

For UQ researchers involved in AMR-TCR applications administered by another university, a summary outline of the developing bid and the nature of UQ’s involvement is to be provided to UQR&I so that the University is fully briefed on the non-lead bids in which we will potentially be involved and can undertake appropriate eligibility checks for investigators. UQ certification and Funding Coversheet processes for non-lead bids will need to be accompanied by a copy of the AMR-TCR proposal.

Important Dates

The NHMRC will administer applications for this funding opportunity on behalf of the Department of Health, and applications are to be prepared using RGMS.

Important dates for this scheme are as follows:

  • Minimum Data due in RGMS: 5pm AEST Wednesday 20 September 2017
  • UQR&I internal closing date for full application: Wednesday 20 September 2017
  • NHMRC external deadline: 4:00pm Wednesday 4 October 2017

Relevant information will be posted on the UQR&I website shortly. Any queries related to the Antimicrobial Resistance Targeted Call for Research can be directed to our UQR&I pre-award team at nhmrc@research.uq.edu.au.