The BSAC studentship scheme is designed to ensure a flow of first-class postgraduate students into the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy, providing students with an excellent training in research.
SPECIFIC CALL FOR 2016 STUDENTSHIP APPLICATIONS
In 2016 BSAC is giving priority to applications in areas 1 and 2 below:
A. More optimal/effective use of antimicrobials through PK/PD in clinical practice
B. Prognostic markers of bacterial infection (i.e. When is an antibacterial indicated?)
C. Prognostic markers of infection with microorganisms resistant to first-line empirical treatment regimens (i.e. When is a broad-spectrum antibacterial indicated?)
D. Can better use of existing or new laboratory diagnostics including biomarkers support better stewardship across healthcare communities?
2. Antimicrobial Stewardship
A. The impact of resistance or antimicrobial consumption surveillance on patient outcomes in community, long term care and acute facilities
B. Innovative promotion of behaviour change science in prescribing in all healthcare settings
C. Impact of educational solutions/ guidelines etc on stewardship practice / infection treatment outcomes [could be systematic review]
D. Impact of sepsis campaigns on optimal antibiotic use / stewardship or use of “older agents” used in stewardship on clinical outcomes
Wherever possible projects should be cross disciplinary and take account of the One Health Agenda
Applications can also be submitted under the usual areas of interest as follows:
- Mechanisms of antibacterial action
- Mechanisms of antibacterial resistance
- Antiviral resistance
- Antibiotic methods
- Antibiotic prescribing
- Antibiotic therapy
- Evidence based medicine / systematic reviews
Applications must comprise:
- Student, names of two supervisors and institution details
- Detailed research proposal
- Statement detailing the scientific techniques for which the student will receive training
- Budget detailing annual costs (stipend, tuition fees, consumables)
- Training record for each named supervisor
- Accompanying documents from the applicant (Lead Supervisor):
- All applicants must provide evidence that 1) the research project has been approved by the Head of Department/Institute, and 2) the student meets all registration requirements of the host institute to successfully carry out the research project.
Approval from the Head of Department as follows:
a) A letter stating the department/institute supports the research project & student
b) A statement confirming the student meets all registration requirements of the host institute to successfully carry out the research project
2. A brief CV of the supervisor/s (maximum 2x A4 sides)
Accompanying documents (Student)
- A record of the student’s academic performance*
- A full CV of the student, plus a statement of their career intentions
- Two academic letters of reference supporting the student
*For non-UK university degrees: evidence from the Graduate Office that the degree held conforms to a UK 2.1 degree, or higher.
Terms and Conditions
The Terms and Conditions for all BSAC Grants and Scholarships are published on the BSAC website. The applicant and host institute is required to read the terms and conditions before completing any application form.
Next Submission Deadline: 30 November 2016, at 23:59 GMT
Award dates: By 31 May following the year of application
Number of awards: Subject to availability of funding
Correspondence: All correspondence, including submission of the final reports, should be sent to The BSAC Grants Secretary at: email@example.com
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