JPIAMR JTC2023

FRRB is pleased to announce the launch of the JPIAMR Joint transnational call for proposals (JTC) 2023 “Development of innovative strategies, tools, technologies, and methods for diagnostics and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance ”.
JPIAMR (Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance) is a global collaborative platform, engaging 29 nations to curb antibiotic resistance (AMR) with a One Health approach. To date JPIAMR has supported more than 1300 researchers in 99 projects and 38 networks with funding over 125 million Euro.

The initiative coordinates national funding to support transnational research and activities in line with the shared JPIAMR Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.
The JTC 2023  is open to research projects presented by international consortia composed by interdisciplinary teams of researchers. The call “Development of innovative strategies, tools, technologies, and methods for diagnostics and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance ” involves 2 funding organisations from 18 countries. The total estimated call budget is close to 19 million Euro.

Proposals should aim to address unmet needs in the AMR diagnostics and surveillance sectors beyond the current state of the art, by focusing on one of the topics of the call:

Topic 1: To develop novel, or improve existing, diagnostics, including point of care diagnostics, that can rule out antimicrobial use or help identify the most effective antimicrobial treatment.

Within this topic projects may:

  • Develop new, improve or repurpose existing strategies, technologies, and methods for the rapid, accurate and affordable detection of bacterial or fungal infection and/ or resistance patterns and elements.
  • Study ways to facilitate and implement the uptake and use of existing diagnostics in varied economic settings
  • Optimise the use of tools, technologies, and methods for diagnostic data capture and usage, for example in conjunction with surveillance strategies.

Topic 2: To develop or improve existing strategies, technologies or methods, or data use strategies to support One Health AMR surveillance.

Within this topic projects may:

  • Develop new or improve existing strategies, technologies, and methods for the detection, analysis, monitoring and use of AMR and AMU data. This can include the analysis of existing data or the application of existing surveillance strategies, technologies, and methods to additional OH settings.
  • Explore the standardisation, FAIRification and linkage of methodologies, datasets and relevant indicators to perform globally comparative, integrated and triangulated surveillance of AMR/AMU in humans, animals (including companion animals, livestock and wildlife), plants, food, and the environment.

The following sub-topics are out of the scope of the call:

  • antiviral and antiparasitic agents,
  • proposals solely aiming to extend existing surveillance networks (e.g. GLASS, national surveillance programmes).

In the framework of this call, proposals addressing diagnostics (Topic 1) may focus within any individual One Health setting. Surveillance-focused proposals (Topic 2) should focus within two or more settings of One Health or extend to a new OH setting. In case of proposals focusing on existing surveillance strategies, the proposal should extend to at least one additional OH setting.

The call covers the following One Health settings:
• Human Health, and/or
• Animal Health (including wildlife, livestock, aquatic organisms, and companion animals), and/or
• Plants (including trees and crops), and/or
• Food, and/or • Environment (including natural and built environment).
In the framework of this call, proposals addressing diagnostics (Topic 1) may focus within any individual One Health setting. Surveillance-focused proposals (Topic 2) should focus within two or more One Health settings. In case of proposals focusing on existing surveillance strategies, the proposal should extend to at least one additional OH setting. 

Due to its mission, FRRB will fund ONLY research activities focused on the human One health setting. 
FRRB, partner of the JPIAMR, has allocated a budget of 1.500.000,00 Euro to this call. 

More information on the official project page: www.jpiamr.eu
More information on the official call page: https://www.jpiamr.eu/calls/diagnostics-surveillance-call-2023/

Pre-eligibility

According to internal procedures, Regional Foundation for Biomedical Research (FRRB) will grant an eligibility check to the potential applicants prior to the submission of the pre-proposals.
Pre-eligibility documents can be downloaded from this page, in the "Download documents" section.
FRRB provides an excel sheet to help applicants abide by FRRB funding rules.  This form is meant to support the PIs in the elaboration of the budget, but it does not need to be sent to FRRB.

 

Definition of Research Centre/Institute:
For the purposes of this call, a "research organization" is defined as any organization that has all of the following characteristics:
a) its Statute includes research and  dissemination of scientific knowledge among its main corporate purposes ;
b) it mainly and continuously carries out independent research and dissemination of scientific knowledge;
c) it is equipped with stable structures, environments, premises and/or laboratories and instruments suitable for carrying out research activities;
d) it employs qualified personnel suitable for the research activity;
e) it does not include, among its activities, the funding of research through competitive tenders.

Description Period
Opening of the JTC 2023 16 January 2023
Pre-proposals deadline 7 March 2023
Full-proposals deadline 4 July 2023
Final funding decision (December 2023)
FRRB Financial allocation FRRB 1.500.000 €