JPI-EC-AMR


JPI-EC-AMR is a programme implemented by JPI AMR (Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance), an initiative which strives to support research on antimicrobial resistance. To date the network has launched 2 calls for proposals and funded 10 collaborative projects. The new programme – JPI-EC-AMR,  organised by 20 organisations from 17 countries, was launched in January 2016.

Call for proposals

Diagnostics and Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (open)

JPI AMR Joint Transnational Call 2019

NCN together with JPI AMR network is pleased to announce a new transnational call on antimicrobial resistance.

The Call on Diagnostics and Surveillance 2019 will fund joint transnational research projects addressing the development of diagnostic and surveillance tools, technologies and methods to detect antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Projects should address the diagnosis of AMR infections in clinical and veterinary settings, or the surveillance of AMR in humans, animals and the environment. The call promotes projects with impact in low and middle income countries (LMICs) in Asia and Africa.

AMR has become one of the major global health and development challenges of the 21st century. The threat of AMR is particularly high in resource-limited and high-risk settings. This is linked to issues such as weak human and animal health systems; diverse means of food production, processing and consumption; food safety and food security; water, hygiene and sanitation challenges; and the global movement of people and goods.

In response to these challenges, the JPIAMR is pleased to launch this joint transnational call for proposals for innovative research projects on new or improved diagnostic and surveillance strategies, tools, technologies and methods.  The call will support research projects that also have the potential for impact in areas where the risk and burden of AMR is greatest, such as in LMIC settings in Asia and Africa. Projects are encouraged to use a One Health approach where relevant.

The projected call budget is approx. 20 million Euro, including 0,5 Euro allocated by he NCN Council to fund Polish research teams participating in the call.

Scope of the call

Projects should aim to either:

  • Develop strategies, tools, technologies, and methods for the detection, monitoring, profiling and/or surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and dynamics leading to resistance.
  • Study ways to facilitate and implement the uptake and use of existing strategies, tools, technologies, and/or methods for the detection, monitoring, profiling and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and dynamics leading to resistance.

Expected Outcomes

It is expected that this JPIAMR call will contribute to the urgent need to curb the burden associated with the most prioritised infections in different geographical settings. This topic area is also suitable to reinforce collaborations involving industry and social sciences. Regional LMIC led collaborations are welcomed. The results of the funded projects should contribute to improved understanding, monitoring and detection of AMR where efforts to curb AMR will have a global impact.

Suggested Focal Areas

  • Establish the validity of new or improved diagnostic tools, technologies and methods.
  • Evaluate how new or improved diagnostics can promote more prudent use of antibiotics (e.g. narrow spectrum antibiotics) in human and veterinary use
  • Rapid diagnostics (essential for optimal antimicrobial selection) and point-of-care techniques, to improve personalised or individual therapies
  • Development of new, or more efficient use and accessibility of already existing, tools, technologies and/or methods to detect AMR in multiple reservoirs, for example human, animal and environmental samples

Projects are encouraged to consider the global use of the tools, technologies and methods, including use in low and lower middle income settings (e.g. lack of laboratory facilities, affordable diagnostic tests, unreliable or unavailable electricity supplies or points-of-care-tests).

The following sub-topics are not within the scope of the call:

  • Investigations based on, or involving, clinical trials.
  • Investigations aiming to improve existing commercial technology or products (more details on this will be in the full call text and annexes)

Participating countries & eligibility

  • Full eligibility criteria is included in the Call text, below.
  • Consortia of eligible scientists from participating JPIAMR member countries and eligible countries in Africa and Asia may apply to this call.
  • Applicants must adhere to the specific regulations of their national funding organisation, see Annex B.
  • Consortia must include a minimum of three and a maximum of six project partners from at least three eligible countries.
  • Participating JPIAMR member countries include Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Spain and Sweden.
  • China and specified LMICs in Southeast and South Asia (DAC list) will be funded by IDRC (See Annex B).
  • Low income countries in Africa will be funded by SIDA (See Annex B).

Information and application

  • Call text. All specific information on the 9th call.
  • Proposal Application Form. Mandatory for submitting proposals. No other routes are accepted
  • Application website: Applications should be submitted via https://ptoutline.eu/app/JPIAMR2019 
  • Pre-eligibility check form for Italian applicants. For more information, see the specific requirements in the call text (Annex B).

Expected timeline

The call has a two-step application process (pre-proposal, full proposal) with the following targeted timetable:

  • February 18, 2019 (11:00 CET)  – submission deadline for joint pre-proposals
  • June 17, 2019 (11:00 CET) –  submission deadline for joint full proposals
  • June 24, 2019 (23:59 CET) – submission deadline for UNISONO proposals for the participating Polish teams
  • Mid October 2019 –  final funding decision announced to applicants
  • End of 2019/Early 2020 – start of funding

Information for Polish applicants:

  1. At the pre-proposal stage Polish applicants are not required to send any additional documents to the NCN.
  2. At the full proposal stage no later than  June 24, 2019 they must submit their UNISONO proposals in the OSF submission system. The UNISONO proposal includes the following budget table: http://ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/pliki/UNISONO_budget_table.xlsx.
  3. We strongly encourage all applicants to read the information on eligible costs included in the Annex to NCN Council’s Resolution on funding granted within calls for proposals for international research projects (please see UNISONO).
  4. If one international project includes partners from two (or more) different Polish Host Institutions, these institutions must apply to the NCN as a group of entities.  Please note that each member of the group will have a separate budget, but the limit on personnel costs, given in paragraph 2.1.2 of the Annex to NCN Council’s Resolution, applies to the group of entities as a whole (please see  UNISONO).
  5. At the full proposal stage, the budget of the Polish part of the research project in the OSF system should be given in PLN, with the exchange rate of  1 EUR= 4,3833 PLN.
  6. Projects including Polish teams may last 24 or 36 months.

Contact

Please contact the Call Secretariat directly for more information or specific questions regarding the call.

NCN

News and updates

Updates about the call will be published on the JPIAMR web and make sure to follow JPIAMR on Twitter @JPIAMR , Facebook.com/JPIAMR and LinkedIn, for further news and updates. 

Innovation against antibiotic-resistant bacteria: new targets, compounds and tools. Fundamental and translational research, with the exception of clinical trials (closed)

NCN together with JPI AMR network is pleased to announce a new call on antimicrobial resistance: Innovation against antibiotic-resistant bacteria: new targets, compounds and tools. Fundamental and translational research, with the exception of clinical trials.

Applications may be put forward by international consortia composed of a minimum of 3 partners from at least 3 different countries participating in the call. The project participants prepare one joint  proposal document (in English, and following the provided template), which is  submitted to the Joint Call Secretariat by the consortium coordinator on behalf of all the research teams in all countries, via a submission tool https://secure.pt-dlr.de/ptoutline/app/jpiamr2018.

Countries participating in the call

Belgium, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland

Timeline of the call

The two-step application process (pre-proposal, full proposal) will have the following timetable:

  • March 7th, 2018 (17:00 CET) – deadline for the submission of pre-proposals
  • April/May 2018 – invitation to submit full proposals
  • June 14th,  2018 (17:00 CET) – deadline for the submission of full proposals
  • October/November 2018 – call results
  • end of 2018/early 2019 – start of funded projects

Call documents

  1. Call text *updated version (v5): 15.01.2018
  2. Pre-proposal Application Form
  3. Specific Requirements / Annex B *updated version (v5): 15.01.2018.

Partner Search Tool

Applicants are invited to use the JPI AMR 2018 Partner Search Tool, which facilitates matches between potential partners with similar research ideas.

Additional info to download

  1. 6th Call Folder 2018
  2. Quick Guide for Dissemination of the JPI AMR Research Projects Results
  3. WHO Prioritization of Pathogens Report

For more information on the call please see the JPI AMR website.

Information for Polish applicants:

  1. At the pre-proposal stage Polish applicants are not required to send any additional documents to the NCN.
  2. At the full proposal stage they must register their projects in the OSF submission system (UNISONO proposal). The UNISONO proposal includes the following budget table: http://ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/pliki/UNISONO_budget_table.xlsx.
  3. We strongly encourage all applicants to read the information on eligible costs included in the Annex to NCN Council’s Resolution on funding granted within calls for proposals for international research projects (UNISONO, pp. 5-12).
  4. If one international project includes partners from two (or more) different Polish Host Institutions, these institutions must apply to the NCN as a consortium.  Please note that each consortium member will have a separate budget, but the limit on personnel costs, given in paragraph 2.1.2 of the Annex to NCN Council’s Resolution, applies to the consortium as a whole (please see UNISONO, pp. 8-9).
  5. At the full proposal stage, the budget of the Polish part of the research project in the OSF system should be given in PLN, with the exchange rate of  1 EUR= 4,2705 PLN.
  6. Projects including Polish teams may last 24 or 36 months.

Call results

Ten projects have been awarded funding within the JPIAMR 6th transnational call: “Innovations against antibiotic-resistant bacteria: New targets, compounds and tools”. The total funding amount is 12,8 M€. One of the awarded projects:  „Fighting antibiotic-resistant superbugs with anti-persister compounds targeting the stringent response”  will be carried out at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Gdańsk by the research team lead by dr hab. Ewa Laskowska.

The call was launched in January 2018 and supported by 16 research-funding organisations from JPIAMR member countries. 104 applications were received, involving 468 partners.

For any questions concerning the call results, please contact the Joint Call Secretariat:

Agence Nationale de la Recherche

Phone: +33 (0)1 78 09 80 44

Email: JPI-AMRCalls@agencerecherche.fr

The projects awarded funding within the call are:

Acronymproject titlecoordinatorAffiliationcountries
ANTIBIO-LABAnti-Biofilm therapies using Local Application of bacteriophagesFintan MoriartyAO Research Institute DavosBelgium, Switzerland, Germany
Anti-PersistenceFighting antibiotic-resistant superbugs with anti-persister compounds targeting the stringent responseAbel Garcia-PinoUniversité Libre de BruxellesBelgium, France, Spain, Poland
CRISPRattacKAdvancing CRISPR antimicrobials to combat the bacterial pathogen Klebsiella pneumoniaeChase BeiselHelmholtz Center for Infection ResearchIsrael, France, Germany
DISRUPTFighting antimicrobial resistant infections by high-throughput discovery of biofilm-disrupting agents and mechanismsMorten KjosNorwegian University of Life SciencesNorway, Germany, Switzerland
ExploreExploration of the TPP riboswitch as a new target for antibioticsRuth BrenkUniversity of BergenCanada, Czech Republic, Latvia, Germany, Norway
FLAV4AMRFlavodoxin inhibitors to kill resistant bacteriaJavier SanchoUniversity of ZaragozaFrance, Germany, Spain
MTI4MDR-TBDevelopment of novel Mycobacterial Tolerance Inhibitors (MTIs) against MDR/XDR tuberculosisFredrik AlmqvistUmeå UniversityFrance, Norway, Spain, Sweden, USA
RESET-MERestoring E. coli Sensitivity for Antibiotics by blocking TolC-Mediated EffluxBjörn WindshügelFraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IMEFinland, Germany, Italy, Latvia
RIBOTARGETDevelopment of Novel Ribosome-targeting AntibioticsDaniel WilsonUniversity of HamburgGermany, Czech Republic, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy
SCANDesign, Synthesis and Lead Generation of Novel Siderophore Conjugates for the Detection and Treatment of Infections by Gram-Negative PathogensMark BrönstrupHelmholtz Centre for Infection ResearchFrance, Germany, Israel

Comparison of prevention, control, and intervention strategies for AMR infections through multidisciplinary studies, including One Health approaches (closed)

NCN together with JPI AMR network is pleased to announce a new call on antimicrobial resistance: Comparison of prevention, control, and intervention strategies for AMR infections through multidisciplinary studies, including One Health approaches. Funding is available for international research projects that involve at least three researchers from three different eligible countries.

Countries participating in the call:

Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain,  Sweden, Switzerland

Call timetable:

21 March 2017 r. – deadline for pre-proposals

May 2017 – invitation to submit full proposals

4 July 2017 r. – deadline for full proposals

October 2017 r. – call results

One joint proposal document (in English, and following the provided template) shall be prepared by the project participants of a joint transnational proposal, and must be submitted to the Joint Call Secretariat by the coordinator.

Call documentation:

  1. Call Text
  2. Proposal Application Form
  3. Specific Regulations

Partner search tool

Applicants are also invited to use Partner Search Tool, a development facilitating matches between potential partners with similar ideas. It gives the opportunity to express interest either in joining a research proposal or to search for partner(s) for an existing proposal.

Information for Polish applicants:

  1. On the full proposal stage Polish applicants must register their applications in the OSF submission system (UNISONO application). This application includes the following budget table.
  2. Budget of the Polish part of the research project in the OSF system should be given in PLN (1 EUR= 4,3728 PLN).
  3. We strongly encourage all applicants to read information on eligible costs included in the Annex to NCN Council’s Resolution on funding granted within calls for proposals for international research projects (UNISONO, p. 6-13).
  4. If one international project includes partners from two different Polish Host Institutions, these institutions must apply as a consortium. Each Host Institution comprising the consortium has a separate budget, but the limit on the remuneration applies to the consortium as a whole (UNISONO, p. 9-10).
  5. Projects including Polish teams may last 24 or 36 months.

Call results

To unravel the dynamics of transmission and selection of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at the genetic, bacterial, animal, human, societal, and environmental levels, in order to design and evaluate preventive and intervening measures for controlling resistance (closed)

National Science Centre together with JPI-EC-AMR invites all researchers to submit proposals under JPI-EC-AMR call for proposals on the topic of:

To unravel the dynamics of transmission and selection of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at the genetic, bacterial, animal, human, societal, and environmental levels, in order to design and evaluate preventive and intervening measures for controlling resistance.

Funding is available for transnational consortia that involve a minimum of three and maximum of six eligible partners, and a maximum of two partners funded by the same organisation in one project.

Countries participating in the call: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK.

Call documents:

Proposals must be submitted via: Proposal Submission Tool and Pre–Proposal Template

The timetable for applications is:

  • Pre-proposals to be submitted 21st March 2016, 17:00 Central European Time
  • Shortlisted applicants to submit Full Proposals 4th July 2016, 17:00 Central European Time

Budget of the Polish part of the research project should be calculated according to NCN eligible costs (p. 5-12). On the full proposal stage Polish applicants will be obliged to complete the budget table.

Please see also NCN Eligibility Requirements: http://www.jpiamr.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Specific-Requirements_JPI-EC-AMR.FINAL_.pdf (p. 5).

For more information please see: http://www.jpiamr.eu/activities/jpiamr-3rd-joint-call-jpi-ec-amr-era-net-cofund-call-on-transmission-dynamics/.

Polish project awarded within the call


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JPI AMR has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 681055.