Pre-call announcement: UK-China AMR Centre Partnerships Initiative
Research Councils UK (RCUK), the strategic partnership of the UK’s seven Research Councils and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are pleased to announce they will shortly be launching the UK-China Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Centre Partnerships Initiative under the umbrella of the Newton Fund.
This initiative will provide funding for collaborative centre partnerships with the aim of:
- Supporting large-scale, interdisciplinary collaborative research in AMR and specifically antibacterial resistance
- Supporting the mobility and exchange of UK and Chinese researchers to enhance links between researchers in both countries.
- Enhancing existing partnerships and developing new partnerships between the UK and China in the area of AMR.
- Strengthening the strategic relationship between the UK and China.
In total, RCUK will make up to £8m available to support the UK nodes of 3-5 centre partnerships over a three year period. The UK contribution will be matched by NSFC who will support the Chinese component of the centre partnerships.