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JPIAMR Transnational Call on Prevention, Control and Intervention Strategies for AMR Infections 2017
Project / Programme grants
Opening Date:
18 January 2017
Closing Date:
21 March 2017


Despite significant investments in research and increased knowledge about the acquisition, occurrence and transmission pathways of AMR, little of this research has translated into interventions to significantly improve health care by reducing improper antibiotic usage or infections by resistant microbes. It is a formidable challenge to decrease the misuse of antibiotics as well as to implement measures to block transmission of AMR in humans and animals. Through the HRB, Ireland is currently participating in a member states-led initiative called the EU Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance The initiative aims to improve existing and implement new evidence-based control,  prevention, stewardship and intervention strategies to reduce the risk of acquisition, development and transmission of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and infection caused by these pathogens, in hospitalized patients, outpatients, healthy people, animals and the environment.

As part of this implementation plan, on January 18 2017 JPIAMR launched a joint transnational call launched between 14 countries, including Ireland, to support “European research projects for Pilot Studies on Prevention and Intervention Strategies to Control AMR Infections.  

Applications are invited from collaborative consortia of researchers from a minimum of three different countries participating in this call. Irish participants in successful consortia to the “Prevention and Intervention Strategies to Control AMR Infections” call will be funded through the Health Research Board (HRB), to a maximum of €370,000. The call will be conducted simultaneously by the participating funding organisations in their respective countries and coordinated centrally, with a single proposal submission and peer review system.


The aim of the call is to compare prevention, control, and intervention strategies for AMR infections through multidisciplinary studies, including One Health approaches. Proposals submitted under the call may include, but are not limited to, the following types of research:

  • One Health oriented pilot studies to determine feasibility and protocols for future large scale multi-center and multi-national studies of different prevention or intervention strategies designed to prevent AMR infections in community, health care, agricultural and environmental settings. The One Health approach is encouraged, but not mandatory.

  • Compared effectiveness and economic evaluation of the implementation of new and/or more cost-effective methods for rapid detection and diagnosis of infections by multi-drug resistant microorganisms (MDR) for the purpose of identification of appropriate therapy, transmission routes or early detection of outbreaks in different settings.

  • Investigations of efficacy and effectiveness of behavioral intervention strategies, public awareness strategies or other stewardship strategies aiming at reducing the use and misuse of antibiotics and the development and transfer of AMR.

  • Assessment of new methods to improve and raise hygiene and sanitation standards to reduce infections in health and care settings.

  • Evaluation of the impact of new ways to standardize and utilize antimicrobial use and transmission data on intervention strategies and prevention of antimicrobial resistance.

Full details of the scope of the call can be found in the call text, accessible from the call website


The total fund for this call is over €12m (for all participating countries). The funding available for successful bids involving research carried out in Ireland will be a maximum of €370,000 over 36 months. The maximum amount that funders in each country will contribute for successful consortia can be found on this webpage

Who should apply?

Only research groups from Ireland working in a recognized research institution are eligible for HRB funding in this call. Only joint transnational research projects will be funded. Each proposal must involve groups from at least three different countries participating in this call. For full details on who can apply applicants will need to review the call text and the country-specific requirements on the following website:

Applicants are also invited to use Partner Search Tool, a development facilitating matches between potential partners with similar ideas. It gives the opportunity to express interest either in joining a research proposal or to search for partner(s) for an existing proposal.

Application procedure

Applications must be submitted via the electronic submission system via the following site

The call is a two-step application, with a first stage (pre-proposal submission) from which selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

The pre-proposal submission deadline is March 21st, 2017 (16:00 GMT)
The full proposal
submission deadline is July 4th, 2017 (16:00 GMT)

Full details on the call for proposals, including scope of the call, evaluation process, eligible costs and participating countries are available on the call website. 

Please bear in mind that costing of finances in proposals may have to be signed off by the host institution's administrative department. Please allow sufficient time for these additional processes. Any late applications will be rejected.

  • Whilst applications will be submitted jointly by groups from different countries, individual research groups in successful projects will be funded by the individual JPND funding organisation(s) respective of their country.
  • Proposals from Irish institutions that include human Embryonic Stem Cell research will be deemed ineligible
  • The maximum funding for successful partner(s) from Ireland in this call is €370,000


Where can you get more information about this call?

Full details on the call are available through the call website. For general enquiries contact the Joint Call Secretariat, whose contact details are listed on that page.

Applicants from Ireland who still have questions after reading the information on the Call website can contact Dr Ellen Moran at the HRB.

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