On 12 May 2015, JPIAMR closed its 2nd call for proposals with 16 first stage proposals submitted. Proposals came from 10 different organisations in 9 countries; Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and the US. This call was looking for proposals to repurpose neglected antibiotics and characterise antibiotics, or antibiotic and non-antibiotic combinations to overcome bacterial antibiotic resistance. The call topic was one of the highlights of discussion at the recent Uppsala Health Summit, 2-3 June 2015, which brought together leading players in the field to discuss future actions to combat AMR.
The proposals are now going through the peer review process and successful first stage proposals will be invited, at the end of June, to submit full proposals by 25 August 2015. The final awarded projects will be announced in November 2015.