Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: JPIAMR: antimicrobial resistance (AMR) interventions

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Apply for funding to support international collaborative research projects aiming to:

  • design new interventions against fungal infections
  • improve, compare and evaluate the effectiveness, cost effectiveness, and uptake of existing interventions against bacterial or fungal infections

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) research council funding.

The full economic cost of your project can be up to £437,500. UKRI research councils will fund 80% of the full economic cost up to £350,000.

Who can apply

Applicants from UK based organisations eligible for UKRI research council funding can apply as part of a transnational consortium of researchers.

Eligibility rules for the consortia are:

  • the consortium must include a minimum of three eligible project partners asking for funding from three different eligible countries (including at least two amongst EU member states or associated countries)
  • the consortium can include a maximum of six project partners. The maximum number of project partners can be increased to seven if the consortium includes one of the following:
    • at least one project partner from an under-represented country
    • at least one project partner where the principal investigator meets the definition of an early career researcher
    • a company
  • the consortium can include a maximum of two partners from the same country per proposal

UK applicants must identify a lead UK partner who will be responsible for completing the UKRI application if successful and whose institution will be responsible for disbursing UKRI funds to any other UKRI-funded partners.

For more information, please see the JPIAMR website.

Industrial and other non-academic partner costs are not eligible for UKRI research council funding for this opportunity.

What we're looking for

Proposals should address one of the two topics of the funding opportunity.

Topic one: Design novel or improved interventions to prevent, mitigate or treat fungal infections, which are resistant to treatments or are at risk of developing resistance

The novel interventions for topic one may include, but are not limited to:

  • prevention strategies
  • treatments based on new or existing compounds or technologies
  • improved or novel diagnostics or surveillance

Topic two: Improve or compare or evaluate strategies, technologies, treatments, methods, protocols or data collection based on existing interventions, aiming to prevent or reduce the emergence or spread of antibacterial or antifungal resistance or to treat/cure infections caused by resistant bacteria/fungi and recommend new policies

Within this topic, projects should address one or more of the following subtopics:

  • improve, compare and evaluate the effectiveness of existing interventions, for example:
    • cost effectiveness clinical utility
    • socio-economic adaptability
    • reducing AMR emergence, spread, transmission and treatment
  • identify the barriers to uptake, including:
    • factors leading to the success or failure of previously run pilot interventions
    • when applicable design solutions to overcome them

The prevention interventions, mitigation interventions, or both for topic two may include, but are not limited to:

  • treatment, for example:
    • waste water
    • medical
    • technological
  • protocols
  • social, societal and behavioural intervention, for example:
    • public awareness campaigns
    • provider audit and feedback
    • reimbursement penalties
    • prescription requirements
    • infection prevention
    • control programmes
  • stewardship efforts, for example:
    • antimicrobial guidelines
    • vaccination guidelines

These interventions may use technological, digital, or artificial intelligence based approaches.

For all topics, reuse of the quality and sustainability of existing data, improvement of the quality and sustainability of existing data, or both are encouraged.

Out of scope sub-topics

The following sub-topics are out of the scope of the funding opportunity:

  • antivirals and antiparasitics
  • proposals solely aiming to treat plant or animal infections without link to human health
  • proposals solely aiming to extend existing or implement new surveillance systems

One Health settings

The funding opportunity covers the following One Health settings:

  • human health
  • animal health, including:
    • wildlife
    • livestock
    • aquatic organisms
    • companion animals
  • plants, including:
    • trees
    • crops
  • environment, including:
    • natural environment
    • built environment

How to apply

You must apply via the JPIAMR website.

You can find additional advice in the JPIAMR call text document and the JPIAMR guideline for applicants.

JPIAMR must receive your application by 14 March 2024.

We recommend you start your application early.

You should ensure you are aware of and follow any internal institutional deadlines that may be in place.

UKRI attachments

You must submit a UK budget proforma.

Please submit a UK budget proforma to UKRI at both the pre-application and full application stage.

Costs should be included in pounds sterling (GBP) on the UK budget proforma and match those included on the JPIAMR application form in Euros using an exchange rate of £1 equals to €1.15.

You should include a statement on the UK budget proforma to confirm the exchange rate used, and that costs are entered at 80% full economic cost according to standard research council funding policy.

For projects where any member of the consortium uses animals outside of the UK you must submit a ‘Use of Animals overseas’ attachment to UKRI.

Read UKRI guidance on involving animals in research.

You must submit all UKRI attachments to ukri-amr@ukri.org

Please do not submit UKRI attachments to JPIAMR.

When submitting the UKRI attachments, please state which council remits are covered within the application:

  • AHRC
  • BBSRC
  • ESRC
  • EPSRC
  • MRC
  • NERC
  • STFC

How we will assess your application

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For help and advice on costings and writing your proposal please contact your research office in the first instance, allowing sufficient time for your organisation’s submission process.

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