Student Research Champions for AMR (SRC4AMR) '21 organized by ASPIC Clubs & ReAct Asia Pacific

SRC4AMR

ReAct Asia Pacific and the ASPIC Clubs network in association with partners is organizing the second edition of the Student Research Champions for AMR (SRC4AMR) ’21 competition for undergraduate and postgraduate students for the best research proposals on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) within the selected themes. The proposals can range from community based studies to innovations in food systems to healthcare policy. The competition is open to all students in the Asia Pacific region and globally.

Themes:

  • Use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals

(Food borne & zoonotic diseases, biosecurity, antibiotic residues in food supply)

  • Health Systems & Health Care Policy

(Quality of Healthcare, IPC, Economic evaluation of interventions.)

  • Pharmaceutical Pollution

(AMR in waterways,  hospital effluents, Domestic Drug Use & Disposal behaviour.)

  • Microbiology of Resistance

(Pathways to resistance & transmission,  MDRs and cross-resistance, microbiome)

  • Evaluation of behavioural change interventions

(Self-medication, over-the-counter use (OTC), Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) strategies)

  • Innovations to rationalize use of antimicrobials in any sector

(Antibiotic Stewardship programmes in hospitals, community based interventions, Access vs Excess)*

Sub themes mentioned are not limited to the above.*

The proposal should be concise and should indicate the background, justification, objectives, methods and potential impact of the project. The proposal should be properly references, using any standard citation styles. The research proposal should be feasible with the facilities available to the student at the college/university or other research institutions which may permit the student to do the work. The proposal should be maximum 4 pages long, in A4 size and font size of 12. It should indicate the name of the researcher, faculty supervisor and affiliations. The proposals should be send by email to aspic.react@gmail.com

The proposals will be evaluated by an expert panel comprising of biomedical scientists, social science researchers, infectious disease specialists, public health professionals and policy experts. The expertise of members from other ReAct nodes will be also required for the evaluation process in the form of evaluators and final jury members. The evaluation will be based on the quality of research proposal, scientific feasibility of the proposed research and the potential impact. The short-listed candidates will be asked to present the research at a webinar organized for the purpose in front of an acclaimed international jury. The winners will be selected based on the scores received during the proposal evaluation phase and the presentation. The students may also receive career advice and international exposure in the process.

Individual and group proposals can be submitted by undergraduate students, with up to 4 members in a team and only individual proposals can be submitted by postgraduate students.

SA Waksman Prize for best UG research proposals (3 Nos)
Rs. 15,000 as seed research grant + Commendation plaque + Certificate

Alexander Fleming Prize for best PG research proposals (3 Nos)
Rs. 15,000 as seed research grant + Commendation plaque + Certificate

 

Send in your entries on or before 20th September 2021 to aspic.react@gmail.com

For any queries write to aspic.react@gmail.com

Associating partners:

Center for One Health Education, Advocacy, Research and Training, Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University

Medical Students' Association of India, MSAI

International Veterinary Student Association (IVSA) India