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IDRC and ICARS seek proposals for project on gender and antimicrobial resistance

IDRC is pleased to announce the release of a new request for proposals (RFP) in partnership with the International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS) for a research project on gender and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Profile of a bearded person with glasses holding up a cell culture dish in a laboratory setting with gloved hands.
A postgraduate student subcultures bacteria at the Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

The organization whose proposal is successful will be commissioned for a year-long project to: 

  • synthesize current evidence and identify priority linkages related to gender and AMR research 

  • develop guidance on how to strengthen the gender inclusiveness of AMR intervention and implementation research projects in low- and middle-income countries, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa and, ideally, Southeast Asia. 

The deadline for proposals is March 9 2022. The project has a maximum budget of USD150,000 (CAD190,000) and must be led by a research institution in sub-Saharan Africa. Projects are highly encouraged to partner with institutions in Southeast Asia.  

This RFP was informed by a series of roundtables with gender and AMR experts, which aimed to identify priority research areas relating to gender and the prevention and containment of AMR in humans, animals and the environment. 

Those interested in submitting a proposal are encouraged to consult the ICARS website for additional information, along with the full RFP document and submission instructions.