British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy COVID-19 Studentships

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) has launched its COVID-19 Funding Call to support research projects that aim to better understand and address the COVID-19 outbreak.

The third call is dedicated to funding PhD studentships based in low- and medium-income countries (LMIC) research institutes. Each studentship will be based at a postgraduate degree-awarding institution and supported by the co-supervision of a mentor based in a high-income county (HIC) research institution.

The proposed research programme may focus on any aspect of COVID-19 and/or the impact of COVID-19 on antimicrobial resistance. Applications are particularly welcome for aspects of qualitative research that measure the impact of clinical interventions.

This call is open to early career LMIC researchers who have a PhD, are within the first three years of their first academic appointment (such as Assistant Professor or equivalent level), and are registered in an LMIC institution, each with the support of a mentor based in a HIC research institution. This co-supervision mentor must hold a PhD and have successfully supervised at least one doctorate.

A maximum of 12 awards will be made under the third call. The maximum value of each award is $30,000, to be used to cover studentship teaching fees, flights, accommodation, and associated costs for the visit to the HIC research institution.

Expressions of interest should be submitted jointly by the LMIC supervisor with a named co-supervisor at an HIC institution by 18 January 2021 (23:59 GMT).

Successful co-applicants will be invited to submit a full application. At this stage, the supervisors must have identified a named student who has been interviewed by both supervisors and who meets all entry requirements for postgraduate study at the named LMIC institution.

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