AHRQ Funding Available for Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Research
AHRQ funding is available for research on combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria (CARB) in all settings, including long-term care and ambulatory care, where methods for combating antibiotic resistance and conducting antibiotic stewardship are less well-developed. The funding also includes research in acute-care hospitals and transitions between care settings. For more information, refer to the funding opportunity announcements for large research projects and large health services research demonstration and dissemination projects.. Submissions begin November 1. AHRQ is seeking grant applications that advance knowledge for promoting appropriate antibiotic use, reducing the transmission of resistant bacteria, and preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in the first place. These research objectives align with the National Action Plan for CARB and the National Action Plan to Prevent HAIs. Access more informationon AHRQ’s work to prevent HAIs and combat antibiotic resistance.