The Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) has opened its 4th Joint Call “Call for Transnational Networks/Working Groups within the Joint Programming Inititative on Antimicrobial Resistance”, in partnership with 8 European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK), and Canada.
The call sets out to assemble motivated groups of leading experts and establish Working Groups in order to enhance resource alignment and maximise existing and future efforts to combat Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) by pushing forward the conceptualisation of ideas, in turn providing white papers, prospective views, guidelines and/or best practice/ roadmap/systematic reviews and frameworks of value to the wider research community.
Based on the priority topics identified in the JPIAMR Strategic Research Agenda, applicants are invited to tackle one or more of the suggested focal areas. However, the following examples are neither mandatory nor limiting. Working Groups should be assembled with emphasis on what is needed at a National and International level to address AMR.
Guidelines on use (Human & Veterinary) - Affordable stewardship
Surveillance in primary care
New anti-infective/ New adjuvant therapies / Alternative approaches
Evaluation of risk for generation of resistance in human setting
Rapid diagnostic tests
Role of environmental factors
Infrastructures/Biobanks available relevant to infection and AMR
Each transnational Working Group is expected to include partners from at least 3 participating countries. Working Groups must be led by a coordinator eligible to funding. Participants from other countries may also take part in the call.
Those working groups selected will be funded by the coordinator’s institution’s national funding agency, in compliance with said country’s national rules. If for some reason this is not possible, funding may be allocated to a partner of the working group.
About the funding
A maximum grant of €50,000 will be awarded per selected Working Group over a 6-to-12 months’ time period. Funding will cover the cost of meetings and travel required to achieve the working group’s objectives.
KTN staff will be happy to provide advice on proposas and help with finding collaborative partners. you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact a member of the Agri-Food or Biosciences Teams directly.
The proposal submission deadline is June 6th, 2016 (17:00, CET).
Read more about the call on the JPIAMR Website.