Detall de la convocatòria


Objectiu de la convocatòria
The purpose of this call is to finance research projects that develop strategies, tools, technologies and with the intention of facilitating the development, optimization for surveillance systems and/or diagnosis of antimicrobial resistance.
Característiques principals
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.

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:
Topic 1:
to develop novel, or improve existing, diagnostics, including point of care diagnostics, that can rule out antimicrobial use or help identify the most effective antimicrobial treatment. Within this topic projects may:
  • • Develop new, improve or repurpose existing strategies, technologies, and methods for the rapid, accurate and affordable detection of bacterial or fungal infection and/ or resistance patterns and elements.
  • • Study ways to facilitate and implement the uptake and use of existing diagnostics in varied economic settings2.
  • • Optimise the use of tools, technologies, and methods for diagnostic data capture and usage, for example in conjunction with surveillance strategies.
    Topic 2:
    to develop or improve existing strategies, technologies or methods, or data use strategies to support One Health AMR surveillance. Within this topic projects may:
  • • Develop new or improve existing strategies, technologies, and methods for the detection, analysis, monitoring and use of AMR and AMU data. This can include the analysis of existing data or the application of existing surveillance strategies, technologies, and methods to additional OH settings.
  • • Explore the standardisation, FAIRification and linkage of methodologies, datasets and relevant indicators to perform globally comparative, integrated and triangulated surveillance of AMR/AMU in humans, animals (including companion animals, livestock and wildlife), plants, food, and the environment.
    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
  • Food, and/or
  • Environment (including natural and built environment).
  • Plants (including trees and crops)

    The following sub-topics are out of scope of the call:
  • Antiviral and antiparasitic agents
  • proposals solely aiming to extend existing surveillance networks (e.g. GLASS, national surveillance programmes).
  • Lloc de presentació
    El personal de l'IMIM i PSMAR que necessiteu més informació adreceu-vos a:
    Research Grants and Contracts Office. C/ Doctor Aiguader, 88. 08003-Barcelona. Tel.: 93.316.05.76.
    Marta López: Ext.: 1576
    Carol Barnwell: Ext.1670
    Convocatòria (URL)
    Informació addicional
    The call follows a two-stage procedure:
  • 7 March 2023, 14h CET – Deadline pre-proposals
  • 4 July 2023 – Deadline full proposals
  • Requisits
    Consortia must include a minimum of three (3) eligible partners asking for funding from three (3) different eligible countries (including at least two amongst EU Member States or Associated Countries). Consortia should consist 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) at least one partner from an under-represented country (including LDCs), b) at least one partner where the Principal Investigator meets the definition of an Early Career Researcher, or c) a company.
    Networks are encouraged to consider gender and geographical diversity among partners.
    Up to €180,000/€260,000 for partners/coordinators
    Funding is granted for a maximum of 3 years in accordance with national regulations and applicable legal provisions.
    The call is made at European level but each partner of the consortium is funded by its national funding agency and must follow its national funding rules. Spanish participants are funded by ISCIII. There are eligibility requirements for the institutions and principal investigators funded by ISCIII. (please see annex A of the Call text) For Spanish applicants funded by ISCIII: after the evaluation at European level, successful applicants will be invited to submit an application to ISCIII. Due to the complexity of the call, if you are interested in submitting an application we strongly recommend that you contact the Servei de Recerca well in advance of the deadline.