The Academy of Medical Sciences has developed a programme that seeks to facilitate a long-term collaboration between the most talented researchers in the field of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the UK and India.
The programme is designed to help capacity build and is being generously supported by the Yusuf and Farida Hamied Foundation. We also acknowledge the guidance of the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England in development of the scheme.
In addition to the Visiting Professorship scheme, it will also fund two major international scientific meetings.
Read the news story for the second round of this scheme here.
You will be a Professor or senior group leader, based at a UK research institution, wishing to develop a collaboration with a researcher in India in the area of AMR.
The Academy is keen to support a diverse portfolio of researchers through this innovative scheme, to include agricultural, veterinary, environmental and social scientists. In addition, we would be particularly encouraging of applications that seek to address the ‘One Health’ agenda.
You will need to have a contract of employment that extends beyond the date for which funding is being sought.
You will also need to have identified a suitable host in India to support your planned activities.
The scheme will enable you to undertake a 1-2 week lecture tour of India with the potential inclusion of laboratory visits. The scheme will cover the costs of UK-India travel and internal transfers, accommodation and subsistence, up to a maximum of £5000.
The proposed visit should take place within 10 months of the date of award.
The award may not be used to cover research costs or equipment.
The membership of the Panel is currently being appointed and will include representation from both the UK and India. The following have already been confirmed:
Professor David Heymann FMedSci (Chair), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Professor George Griffin FMedSci, St George’s Hospital Medical School
Professor Sharon Peacock FMedSci, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Professor Asad Khan, Aligarh Muslim University
Professor Balaji Veeraraghavan, Christian Medical College
Professor Alison Holmes FMedSci, Imperial College London
Professor Claire Heffernan, Royal Veterinary College
Dr Andrew Singer, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, NERC