The research councils and the Department of Health are pleased to announce a new £10 million call under the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) cross-research council initiative.

The call aims to support three to four interdisciplinary research consortia taking a whole systems approach to identify the burden and primary drivers of AMR and specifically antibacterial resistance (ABR) in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). The consortia will contribute to the UK's commitment to Official Development Assistance (ODA) and help identify, prioritise and understand the drivers of ABR in LMIC settings.

This call has two stages - an obligatory developmental phase to provide seed funding, followed by a consortia phase.

As the challenge of ABR arises from a complex interplay between social, economic, cultural, ecological, historical, environmental, technical and biological factors, it is expected that proposals will need to draw on expertise spanning these domains.

The closing date for development stage proposals is 16:00 on 11 July 2017.