The Medical Research FoundationMedical Research Foundation has funded a national PhD training programme in antimicrobial resistance. With £2.85M of funding, this will support 18 four year PhD scholarships (full fees and enhanced stipend) in 15 different institutions. Applications are now open with deadline 31st January and applicants have a choice of 54 projects.
The University of Nottingham will host one PhD student; applications are being taken for three projects, and the best student will get the scholarship. Our projects (for full details please follow the links) are:
- Cooking with Gas: Can Anaerobic Digestion Reduce the Prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Cow Manures and Slurries? – lead supervisor Helen West
- Assessment of Role and Risk of Phage in AMR Transfer Between Agricultural and Clinical Organisms – lead supervisor Michael Jones
- Farm Management for Reduced Antimicrobial Resistance – lead supervisor Stephen Ramsden
The different projects will welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds, including microbiology, biotechnology, economics or maths. Please apply using the University of Nottingham postgraduate application page, stating the project, supervisor, and that you are applying for the MRF scholarship.