FDA -- Research to support the development of alternatives to antimicrobials for use in food-producing animals

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

NOTE: This is a Forecasted Opportunity.

FDA announces the availability of fiscal year (FY) 2022 funds to support studies that identify the most common drivers for antimicrobial use in animal agriculture and identify potential alternatives to antimicrobials that may reduce the need for antimicrobial use. The funded studies are intended to 1) provide information about animal diseases that are the most significant drivers for antimicrobial use in various animal production settings (i.e., cattle, swine, turkeys, and chickens), and 2) provide information about alternative practices that may help reduce the reliance on such drugs while addressing animal health needs. Such alternatives can include changes in husbandry, biosecurity, vaccination, and other practices.

This grant will support the continued advancement of FDA's initiatives related to supporting antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary settings and will support the National Action Plan objectives to engage the animal health community and relevant stakeholders to advance strategies intended to foster antimicrobial stewardship and to improve understanding of antimicrobial use practices in animal agriculture.



Estimated Post Date: Jan 03, 2022
Estimated Application Due Date: Mar 31, 2022 




Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

March 31, 2022