Funding opportunity

Funding opportunity: Diagnostics and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (JPIAMR)

Apply for funding for transnational research consortia to develop innovative strategies, tools, technologies and methods for diagnostics and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

The 16th JPIAMR transnational funding opportunity is for research projects within the ERANET JPIAMR-ACTION.

The aim of the funding opportunity is to combine researchers from multiple countries in order to facilitate research projects supporting the development or improvement of existing strategies, tools, technologies, and methods.

These should be used for either diagnosis of AMR, or for detection, collection, analysis and use of data on AMR as well as supporting the prudent and rational use of antimicrobials.

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for MRC funding.

Who can apply

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

Eligibility rules for the consortia are:

  • the consortium must include a minimum of 3 eligible partners asking for funding from 3 different eligible countries (including at least 2 amongst EU Member States or Associated Countries)
  • the consortium can include a maximum of 6 project The maximum number of partners can be increased to 7 if the consortium includes 1 of:
    • at least 1 partner from an under-represented country
    • at least 1 partner where the principal investigator meets the definition of an early career researcher
    • a company

For more information, please see the JPIAMR website.

What we're looking for

Projects should aim to address unmet needs in the AMR diagnostics and surveillance sectors beyond the current state of the art, by focusing on 1 of the topics of the funding opportunity.

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 or resistance patterns and elements
  • study ways to facilitate and implement the uptake and use of existing diagnostics in varied economic settings
  • 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 antibiotic use (AMU) data. This can include the analysis of existing data or the application of existing surveillance strategies, technologies, and methods to additional One Health settings
  • explore the standardisation, FAIRification and linkage of methodologies, datasets and relevant indicators to perform globally comparative, integrated and triangulated surveillance of AMR or AMU in humans, animals (including companion animals, livestock and wildlife), plants, food, and the environment

How to apply

You must apply via the JPIAMR website.

You can find advice on completing your application in the JPIAMR guideline for applicants.

We recommend you start your application early.

Your host organisation will also be able to provide advice and guidance.

Submitting your application


JPIAMR must receive your pre-application by the 7 March 2023 at 1:00pm.

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


Your application must also include the following attachments: UK Research and Innovation budget proforma (all applicants) and use of animals overseas (for projects where any member of the consortium uses animals outside of the UK).

How we will assess your application

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