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Opportunity profile: Eyes on the antimicrobial resistance prize

Early-to-mid career antimicrobial resistance researchers keen to turbo-charge their research with £100,000 should apply to the Medical Research Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Prize, Daniel Altmann, the chair of the prize panel, tells Fiona McIntyre.

Daniel’s top tips

  • The prize is open to researchers of every stripe, not just classical biomedical researchers. Health economists, for example, are welcome to bid.
  • Applicants should be on the cusp of becoming leaders in their field but not yet established as such.
  • This prize won’t go to someone who simply promotes their standard medical research, but to someone who can also show game-changing patient and public engagement.
  • The prize money is for the winner to turbo-charge their research so if they treat their application like a standard project grant, they won’t get far.

The Medical Research Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Prize is actually several prizes: one overall winner will receive £100,000, while other winners could receive around £20,000 each. A total of £200,000 has been set aside for this third year of the competition.

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