ICARS and IDRC launch joint project on gender and antimicrobial resistance
The goal of this request for proposals (RFP) is to commission a research project to explore the interconnections between antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and gender as well as interconnected socio-behavioural characteristics. The scope of this project should consider at minimum human health (including healthcare and community settings) and animal health, including food animal production, focusing primarily on small- and medium-scale farming.
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 LMICs, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa and, ideally, Southeast Asia.
Eligible institutions include universities or other research institutions and non-profit organizations based in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The lead organization must be based in sub-Saharan Africa, and partnerships with Southeast Asian institutions are preferred.
Additional information, along with the full RFP document and instructions for submitting a proposal, can be found on the ICARS website.
This RFP was informed by a series of roundtable discussions with AMR and gender experts to identify priority research areas relating to gender and the prevention and containment of AMR in humans, animals and the environment.
If you are eligible for this opportunity we welcome you to submit an application.