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International call for projects pre-announcement: Disrupting drug resistance using innovative design, total estimated call budget: 17 million Euro

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Pre-announcement: In 2022, JPIAMR will launch an international call for projects under the umbrella of the JPIAMR and within the framework of the ERA-NET JPIAMR-ACTION. The call Disrupting drug resistance using innovative design will involve 26 funding organisations from 17 countries. The total estimated call budget is 17 million Euro.

In line with the JPIAMR Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, this call will focus on tackling the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance. Declining effectiveness of existing antimicrobials together with the low and insufficient number of promising new antimicrobials in the pipeline stresses the urgency to develop new protocols and innovative approaches for effective delivery and use of the already existing antimicrobials. This call aims to improve the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections (including co-infection) and/or the prevention of the emergence/spread of resistance in humans, animals or plants through the improvement of the efficacy, specificity, delivery, combinations and/or repurposing of drugs and plant protection agents.

Through this call, the ERA-NET JPIAMR-ACTION intends to create and reinforce the collaboration between research partners coming from different countries and different fields of expertise to promote research on antimicrobial resistance.

Please note that the information provided in the pre-announcement is not binding and that changes may occur without notice until the call opening in January 2022.

Topic of the call

Proposals should focus on licenced antimicrobial agents (antibiotics/antifungals) or agents under pre-clinical and/or early clinical development, and should address at least one of the following topics:

  • Improvement of drug/plant protection agent efficacy and/or specificity through chemical modifications (including hit to lead optimisation)
  • Drug/plant protection agent repurposing;
  • Optimisation of drug/plant protection agent combinations, alone or with adjunct therapies (including therapeutic vaccines);
  • Design and implementation of new strategies (including optimisation of drug doses) for improved application, efficacy and delivery of single or combinations of antimicrobials;
  • Design and implementation of innovative tools, including novel chemistry and/or new materials for improved application, efficacy and delivery of antimicrobials.

Proposals can focus on one or more of the three “One-Health” settings, namely:

  • Human Health, and/or
  • Animal Health (including wildlife, livestock, fishes, and companion animals), and/or
  • Plants (including trees and crops)

Participation of end-users, stakeholders and companies is encouraged.


Consortia should consists of a maximum of six (6) project partners (including non-funded partners). The maximum number of partners can be increased to seven (7) if the consortium includes a company, or a partner coming from low or middle income countries, Lithuania or Poland. The budget of non-funded partners shall not exceed 30% of the total transnational project budget requested. Furthermore, consortia should always consist of a majority of project partners eligible for funding. Funding is granted for a maximum of three (3) years in accordance with national regulations and applicable legal provisions.


The call Disrupting drug resistance using innovative design will follow a two-step evaluation procedure.

11 January 2022 – Call opens

8 March 2022 (14.00 CET) – Deadline pre-proposals

5 July 2022 – Deadline full proposals

Information & application

The full call text and the link to the digital submission platform will be published when the call opens in January.

Webinar for applicants

A live webinar will be organised on the 25th of January 2022. This webinar will present the call and the partner search tool. Representatives from funders participating in the call will answer questions live.

Partner Search Tool

A match-making tool will be created for applicants, to facilitate networking and the creation of consortia.

The tool can be consulted for several purposes:

  • Partner looking for project: As individual researcher or a representative of a lab or research team, searching for a project to join.
  • Project looking for partner: If you want to build a consortium around an existing project and want to find partners for your project ideas.

The tool will open on the day of the launch of the call.


Partners working in eligible low and middle income countries can be funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk onderzoek-Vlaanderen (FWO)
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

Czech Republic
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS)

Estonian Research Council (ETAg)

Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR)

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NKFIH)

Ministry of Health (CSO-MOH)

Fondazione Regionale per la Ricerca Biomedica (FRRB)
Ministero della Salute (It-MoH)

Valsts Izglitibas Attistibas Agentura (VIAA)
Latvijas Zinatnes padome (LZP)

Research Council of Lithuania (RCL)

Agentia Nationala Pentru Cercetare Si Dezvoltare (ANCD)

Narodowe Centrum Nauki (NCN)
National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)

Agencia Estatal de Investgacion (AEI)
Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII)

Swedish Research Council (SRC)
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Vinnova, Sweden’s innovation agency

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

United Kingdom
Medical Research Council (MRC)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

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