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As part of the Fleming Fund's comittment to sustainability of country level momentum and activity to tackle AMR, there will be a Fleming Fund Fellowship Scheme offered to each country partnering with the fund to develop country grants. These fellowships will be targetted at workforce skills gaps as well as supporting professionals in low and middle income countries who can lead their national response to antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Fellows will become frontline operatives in the global response to AMR. By developing their skills, providing mentorship and offering opportunities for peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, the scheme will create a network of AMR experts and advocates for action that add value to country and regional grants.
Who is eligible for support under the scheme?
Fellowships will be offered in countries where the Fleming Fund has country grants. Applications will be welcomed via key national institutions across several core disciplines including policy-making, microbiology, epidemiology, veterinary medicine, animal husbandry and pharmacy.
Full details of eligibility, participating institutions and application timelines will be released for each country in line with engagement on country grants.
Who are the fellows, and what will they do?
Fellows will include practitioners from across a range of disciplines and sectors, each with an important role to play in addressing AMR.
The Fleming Fund Fellowship Scheme will develop a taskforce of knowledgeable, globally connected and empowered advocates for tackling AMR across low and middle income countries. The scheme will actively promote a One Health approach by offering fellowships across human, animal and environmental disciplines. Core disciplines will include microbiology and surveillance/epidemiology.
Fellows will help create a national conversation around AMR in their home countries and provide robust leadership. As a respected voice on AMR, they will highlight the importance of effective surveillance and demonstrate how data can underpin policy making in this field.
Fellows will help to ensure that AMR remains a prominent item on national agendas. They will support the delivery of evidence-based approaches to tackling AMR, for example in improving antimicrobial stewardship.
What support will the scheme provide?
The Fleming Fellowship Scheme is delivered by Mott MacDonald