Medical Research Foundation National PhD Training Programme in Antimicrobial Resistance Research

The Medical Research Foundation has invested £4m to create the only national PhD training programme that will train new researchers to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR), one of the greatest emerging threats to human health. The first cohort of 18 students have taken up their interdisciplinary PhD studentships within UKRI-funded AMR research consortia in 13 universities and institutions across the UK. We are now recruiting our second cohort to commence in autumn 2019 or in January 2020.

The Medical Research Foundation is delighted to fund the UK’s only national PhD Training Programme in antimicrobial resistance research. We believe the programme will help to respond to the global health challenge that is antimicrobial resistance, including antibiotic resistance and drug resistant infections and strengthen the UK’s research capacity overall.

Professor Nicholas Lemoine, Chair, Medical Research Foundation

Second (2019-20) PhD cohort

The second PhD cohort will undertake multidisciplinary projects at Bristol, Dundee, Exeter, Exeter Penryn Campus, Imperial College, Leeds, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford and Warwick.

Applications are open for studentships at the LSHTM (commencing Jan 2020) and at Imperial College. Please see the Application Process for Funded PhD Studentships for project details  

Join the National Training Programme in AMR

To join the wider cohort of national PhD training students studying AMR, please read further about the application process.


Contact us

For all enquiries related to the National PhD Training Programme in AMR Research, please email

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