JPIAMR pre-call announcement within antimicrobial resistance

JPIAMR pre-call announcement within antimicrobial resistance

The call “InnovaResistance: Innovative approaches to address antibacterial resistance” is to be open for proposals at the beginning of 2014.

Time table
2014-01-27: Call for proposals
2014-03-14: Final date for submissions of pre-proposals

First call from JPIAMR
The transnational call for proposals for research within the field of antibacterial resistance is the first call from JPIAMR and is a collaboration between Canada and 12 other JPIAMR members.

Applications for the call will be made in a two-step process with an initial pre-proposal, and decisions for funding will be taken during the fall of 2014. The German partner, Forschungszentrum Jülich, will manage the call secretariat.

Further information, call texts and links to applications database will be found on the website of JPIAMR (

– We are especially pleased that our first call includes Canada, as this highlights that addressing antimicrobial resistance is a global challenge. To make a difference we need to look beyond Europe, says Mats Ulfendahl, Chair of the JPIAMR management board and representative from the Swedish Research Council.

– Antimicrobial resistance is one of the top public health problems and requires immediate international action. We are thrilled to start this partnership that will synergize the research efforts of Europeans and Canadians for the development of novel antibiotics, and develop strategies that will protect our population from infectious threats, says Dr. Marc Ouellette, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity.

Henrike Knizia, Forschungszentrum Jülich, +49 2461 61 9758,
Bülent Genç Forschungszentrum Jülich, +49 2461 61 5265,
Pontus Holm, the Swedish Research Council, +46 8546 44 317,

Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance
Joint Programming is a relatively new form of cooperation that has been launched by the EU, but is run by the participating countries. The Joint Programme Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) works to coordinate the research within the field of antimicrobial resistance, in order to allow greater impact and avoid duplication. JPIAMR receives support from the European Commission and the secretariat is run by Sweden, through the Swedish Research Council.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada’s health research investment agency. CIHR’s mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to enable its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 14,100 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

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