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JPIAMR: Network proposal call; BARDA: DRIVe Accelerator call

Dear All: I trust you are now home after ECCMID in Madrid … it was an excellent meeting. Two new funding opportunities have recently crossed my radar: brief summaries and one key link for each are here with some further details below my signature.  EU JPIAMR funding call: As part of its Virtual Research Institute

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Two research calls: FDA (rabbit VAP models) and JPIAMR (aquatic pollutants)

Dear All, Two important new research calls are now out. First, FDA is offering research funding of up to $1m to support creation of rabbit models of ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (VAP or VABP, depending on your preferred abbreviation) due to carbapenem-resistant strains of A. baumannii and P. aeruginosa. The call for proposals is via FDA Broad Agency Announcement (FDABAA-20-00123N, link), an ongoing

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Let’s help Alan Carr do a COVID-19 point insight survey

Dear All, I promise that the next email will be all about the 25 Mar 2020 NHS England webinar on their antibiotic evaluation and procurement pilot (you’re going to love it … NICE and NHS England are doing great stuff … go here if you want to see a prior newsletter on this topic), BUT

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Updating WHO’s Bacterial Priority Pathogen List: Call for advisors

Dear All, Deadline: 15 August 2021: The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking experts to serve as members of the Advisory Group on the Bacterial Priority Pathogen List (AG BPPL). A “Call for experts” document provides information about the advisory group and the expert profiles being sought for the group. The document also provides information on

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Open call to fund an EU-based novel antibacterial to IND

Dear All, GNA NOW (part of the IMI AMR Accelerator; this 25 Mar 2021 press release is a good overview of the AMR Accelerator) has just announced an open call to identify a novel mechanism candidate antibacterial to add to its portfolio. For those not familiar with it, the IMI AMR Accelerator is a 295 m€ IMI program

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Calls for proposals: US CDC, UK-China, Wellcome Trust

Dear All: As we head into the Easter and Passover weekend, three new calls for proposals have emerged! Perhaps one of these is for you? The US CDC has released a Broad Agency Announcement (FY2018-OADS-BAA) seeking proposals for projects across a range of areas (diagnostics, transmission, microbiome disruption, resistance genes in the environment, and stewardship). Initial proposals

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MTEC: A funding source for anti-infective projects that (also) have military uses

Dear All, I have recently become aware of MTEC (Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to accelerate the translation of medical technologies into solutions that prevent and treat injuries and restore the health of United States military personnel.  MTEC is a public-private collaboration between the U.S. federal government and the businesses and

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