The French National Research Agency, in partnership with 12 European countries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and UK), 3 associated countries (Israel, Turkey and Switzerland) and Canada, is launching a third joint call for proposals through the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR). This initiative aims to promote international research on antimicrobial resistance.
Through this call, the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance aims at coordinating research efforts at the international level to unravel the dynamics of transmission and selection of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) at genetic, bacterial, animal, human, societal, and environmental levels, in order to design and evaluate preventive and intervening measures for controlling resistance. The primary aim of the call is to combine the resources, infrastructures, and research strengths of multiple countries in order to address transmission of antibiotic resistance following a ‘One Health Approach’.
We expect that most collaborations to be multidisciplinary with expertise that could include, but are not limited to, bacteriologists (clinical, veterinary, and environmental), chemists, ecologists, mathematicians, informatics and computational modelers, medical practitioners (human and veterinary), etc., where appropriate.
Consortia are encouraged to include participants from academia, medical and public health practitioners (both human and veterinary), policy makers, and industry, where appropriate (please note the national/regional regulations). Each project proposal must involve a maximum of 6 partners* from at least three 3 participating countries (maximum of 2 partners per funding agency, see call text for details). Non-funded project partners may also be part of the consortia if they are able to clearly demonstrate an added value to the consortium and secure their own funding. However the coordinator and the majority of the partners in a consortium must be eligible for the funding organisations participating in the call. If one of the partners is not eligible the proposal will be rejected without further review.
* Consortia including partners from countries that are to date underrepresented (i.e. Poland and Latvia) in the JPIAMR funding scheme may increase the total number of partners to 7.
Funding will be awarded for a maximum of 3 years. The ANR will fund only the French partners in the selected projects.
This call will be managed by the Infect-ERA call office, which is based in Germany.
Submissions of proposals will be in two steps. All proposals should be submitted online via the submission website before the respective deadlines (pre-proposals March 21th, 2016, 17:00 CET; full proposals July 4th, 2016, 17:00 CET). Only invited pre-proposals will be accepted for full proposal submission.
Each French partner of the selected projects will sign a grant agreement with the ANR.
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