superbug300The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality is making funds available for research on combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria (CARB) in all settings. The funding can be used for studies in acute care hospitals as well as in long-term and ambulatory care environments where CARB stewardship may be less prevalent. Healthcare organizations could also use this funding to perform research focused on transitions between care settings.

This funding opportunity is associated with AHRQ’s commitment to supporting the national effort to reduce healthcare-associated infections, and the agency’s research objectives are in line with the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Action Plan to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections: Roadmap to Elimination.

AHRQ seeks to fund projects that promote appropriate antibiotic use, reduce the transmission of resistant bacteria, or prevent HAIs from occurring in the first place. Grant application submissions begin November 1.

For more information, refer to the funding opportunity announcements for large research projects and large health services research demonstration and dissemination projects.