Division of Infection and Immunity


Seed funding

Call now open.

Strategic aims of the Precision AMR

  • To break down existing barriers in AMR research
  • Developing new diagnostics
  • Improving quality and speed of results to wards
  • Changing clinical management to reduce AMR
  • Changing behaviours e.g. in prescribing medication for AMR infections
  • Data science to support AMR research
  • Understanding factors that lead to AMR e.g. audit and service evaluation

Precision AMR has funding available for 20 seed research projects, each with up to £16,000 to spend.


Lead applicant must hold a substantive contract with either UCL, UCLH and GOSH. Co-applicants may be other researchers, students, or external collaborators e.g. with other academic institutes/ industry/ research charities and research councils.

Each project proposal is strongly encouraged to use one (or more) of the facilities, where possible.

Can support

Each award will be primarily for consumables and additional facility costs (outside of the support Precision AMR already provides each facility), and can include salary costs. Any other costs will need to be discussed with the project manager in advance of submission for consideration.

Projects in microbiology, bacteriology, fungal and behavioural work as well as data science (data linkage, artificial intelligence and machine learning) work will be prioritised.

Cannot support

These awards will not be able to support animal work, proposals will animal work will need to clearly indicate how this is/ will be funded. Virology project proposals will not be considered as it is outside the scope of the funding to Precision AMR.

Details of the call, eligibility and funding criteria can be found on the below guidance form.  

Projects in HIV and tuberculosis in novel interventions to prevent and treat healthcare-associated infections and infectious disease cannot be supported: approaches to prevent and manage infections other than by antimicrobials, for example, through manipulating the microbiome; immunotherapies; phage therapy; vaccines also cannot be supported.

Application details

If you have any questions or queries, please contact us on: precision.amr@ucl.ac.uk

Call opens: Monday 3 August 

Deadline for application: Midnight, Sunday 11 October 

Applicants notified by: Early November

Funding available from 1 December 2020 - 31 August 2021 (9 months).