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 total call budget is approx. 20 million Euro.

For full information about the call and the application process, please visit the call page.

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

November 15 2018 Preannouncement: Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018
December 5 2018 Publication of the JPIAMR ERA-NET 2019 Call
February 18 2019 (11:00 CET) Submission deadline for pre-proposals
Mid April 2019 Full proposal invitations sent to project coordinators
June 17th 2019 (11:00 CET) Submission deadline for full proposals
Last week September 2019 Final funding decision taken by the CSC
Mid October 2019 Final funding decision announced to applicants
End of 2019/Early 2020 Start of funding