15 May - 09 July 2018
Network Grant: JPIAMR Network Call on Virtual Research Institute
The purpose of this grant is to support international collaboration within the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR), investigating action strategies to prevent the development and transfer of infections caused by antimicrobial resistance. Sweden, via the Swedish Research Council, is one of the participating countries in the JPIAMR call for support to international collaborative networks.
Type of call
Research environment and collaboration support
Medicine and Health
JPIAMR: Virtual Research Institute
Representatives from research organisations that act as coordinator for a JPIAMR network. Only representatives from an administrating organisation approved by VR may apply.
50 000 EUR per coordinator (network). A maximum of three Swedish coordinators will be funded by VR.
Publication of grant award
November 2018 on JPIAMRs website
Start of grant period
Call text in full
Applications to the JPIAMR network call should be made by the network coordinator using JPIAMR’s application system. Full instructions and the call text is available here. Swedish applicants participating as coordinators in the JPIAMR Network call must also submit a parallel application to the Swedish Research Council (VR) using the application system Prisma. Information on how to access the application form in Prisma can be found below. This text also describes the prerequisites for Swedish coordinators in this call, and what to include in the application to the VR.
The following criteria must be fulfilled in order to be eligible to apply for the grant. VR carries out checks to ensure ineligible applications are rejected from further processing.
The applicant is the coordinator for a JPIAMR network, designed according to eligibility criteria available in the call text on JPIAMR’s website.
Grants from the Swedish Research Council shall be administered by a Swedish university or higher education institute (HEI) or another Swedish public organisation that fulfils our criteria for administrating organisations. To apply, the organisation must therefore be approved as an administrating organisation. Please note that as a consequence, Swedish applicants working for a company cannot be financed.
If you are awarded a grant, you must be employed by the administrating organisation when the grant period starts, unless the Swedish Research Council grants an exception. The employment must cover no less than 20 per cent of a full-time equivalent. You do not have to be employed by the administrating organisation at the time of applying.
Number of applications and previous grants
The conditions described in this section only apply to applicants, i.e. representatives of organisations acting as network coordinator.
What grants may I apply for simultaneously from the Swedish Research Council?
You may only submit one application for this grant, and you may only be the Swedish coordinator for one JPIAMR funded network.
What eligibility criteria apply if I already have a grant from the Swedish Research Council?
You cannot submit an application under the call if you have already received funding for the same purpose. Note: If you have been the project leader for previous grants from the Swedish Research Council that have ended, a final financial statement for all of these must have been submitted within the permitted time frame in order for you to apply for a new grant. Please contact your administrating organisation if you are unsure whether all your final reports have been submitted.
What conditions apply for applications to grants from other funding bodies?
If your application to the Swedish Research Council relates to the same purpose as a grant you have already been awarded, or are applying for to another funding body, please account for this in your application to JPIAMR.
Costs and grant amounts
The grant may cover costs to approved activities related to the international network, such as travel, workshops, meetings etc. The maximum amount that may be awarded is 50 000 EUR, including indirect costs. Grants may not be used for salaries or scholarships for research staff, although funds to support an administrative co-coordinator for the activity will be permitted.
You may apply for a grant to cover 6-12 months, starting from January 2019. The first payment will be made in December 2018 at the earliest.
Applicants should first submit an application to the JPIAMR network call using the JPIAMR application system. As a Swedish researcher acting the coordinator for a JPIAMR network, you must also register the corresponding application electronically in Prisma, which is the application system used by VR. Please note that, for practical reasons, the parallel call in Prisma for the Swedish partners closes a few days later than the JPIAMR's application system.
The application should be created in Prisma by filling in the text fields, uploading information from your personal account, and attaching the appendices requested.
Your organisation must have been approved as an administrating organisation and have created an organisation account in Prisma.
Please avoid stating your own or anybody else's full personal identity number in the application except where specifically requested.
Creating a personal account in Prisma
Before you apply, you must create a personal account in Prisma, where you can save your personal and CV data. The information only needs to be entered once, and can thereafter be supplemented or changed as required.
Please allow plenty of time to create your personal account. The applications you register in Prisma will be linked to your personal account.
Some text fields can be formatted, which means that you can change the font and size, and also include some tables, formulae and symbols. If you have written the text in Microsoft Word in advance, you can also copy-paste it and keep the original formatting. Images cannot be included in the text fields, however. We recommend that you use the fonts Arial, Calibri or Verdana.
All text fields have a limit on the number of characters, and this is illustrated by a character counter. If you use too many characters, the application cannot be registered.
Attached documents and appendices
You will need to attach an appendix to some fields as instructed. The appendix must consist of one file only, and you can only attach documents in PDF format. All appendices are limited as to file size and number of pages. You will not be able to attach an appendix that exceeds the stated maximum size.
The application must be signed electronically in Prisma by both the applicant and an authorised representative of the administrating organisation.
Please see further information under "Register your application" below.
Please refer to JPIAMR's call text and the application form in Prisma in parallel with reading the instructions below.
Sections of the application
The application form in Prisma includes the following tabs:
- Descriptive data
- Network description
- Administrating organisation
- Participants (only administrators in this call, see below)
Descriptions of the information requested under each tab follow below. Mandatory information is marked with an asterisk (*) in Prisma.
Under this tab, please fill in the Swedish and English project name and select SCB codes and key words. Please also fill in the abstract and popular science description as instructed below.
The abstract shall include a brief description of:
- the questions that you intend to focus on in the collaboration
- what is to be done within the research collaboration
- how the collaboration will be conducted: organisation, time plan and collaboration formats
The abstract shall provide a summary guide to the purpose and implementation of the network activities. Please use wording to ensure persons with another subject specialisation can understand the information.
The abstract may cover a maximum of 1 500 characters including blank spaces (approximately one third of an A4 page in Arial, font size 11, single line spacing).
Popular science description
Describe the collaboration and the network dea in such a way that a person who is not familiar with the subject can understand it. Describe what is to be done and why, and explain in what way the collaboration and the network idea may be important.
The popular science description is an important tool when we inform about the research financed by the Swedish Research Council. If we grant your application, we reserve the right to use the description for information purposes.
Note: The popular science description must be written in Swedish, unlike the rest of the application. The popular science description must be comprehensive and suitable for information purposes.
The description may cover a maximum of 4 500 characters, including blank spaces (approximately one A4 page in Arial, font size 11, single row spacing).
Under this tab, please describe any ethical considerations and attach the network's joint application to JPIAMR.
Describe the ethical issues raised by the network and how they are managed in the network activities. Please also state whether the research involves any handling of personal data, or experiments on animals or human subjects. If no ethical issues are raised, please state this.
Full application in the international collaboration
Please attach the full application submitted by the consortium to JPIAMR in PDF format. Please note that the appendix may consist of one file only, with a maximum size of 20 MB.
Please attach a merged document containing the Organisation Templates from the participating organisations in PDF format.
Under this tab, please state the administrating organisation and project site of the project. The administrating organisation is the organisation that administers the funds for a project awarded and is responsible for it according to the conditions set. The project site is the organisational unit where the project is carried out. Normally, the administrating organisation and project site correspond to the HEIand the department where the applicant (network coordinator) is employed.
To allow you to link your application to an administrating organisation, the organisation must have an approved account in Prisma. Please contact your administrating organisation and ask them to apply for an organisation account with the Swedish Research Council if it does not already have one.
If you cannot find your project site in Prisma, please contact the person responsible for the organisation account at your administrating organisation. You will not be able to finalise the registration of your application if the project site is missing.
Under this tab, you as applicant may invite other participating administrators to your application. A participating administrator is a person who is not necessarily involved in the project, but who can help you to input and edit information in the application. When inviting participants, please use the email address linked to the person's Prisma account. You may invite participating administrators who do not already have an account in Prisma, but in order to participate in your application they must then register their own personal accounts in Prisma. All participants must accept their invitation before you can finalise the registration of the application.
Please note that you may not invite participating researchers to this application in Prisma, their participation need only be reported in the consortium application to JPIAMR.
Registering the application
The tab "Register application" shows a summary of the fields in your application that may require action in order to register it (such as mandatory fields not filled in, text fields with too many characters, discrepancies from limits on the possible project period). The registration of your application is not finalised until you click on the "Register" button.
Please make sure you use the preview function before registering your application.
Note: Any participating administrators you have invited in your application must accept the invitation before you can register the application. If an invitation is not accepted, it must be deleted.
The registered application can thereafter be found in your personal Prisma account in the tab "Applications and grants", under the menu choice "Applications". Until the deadline for the call, a registered application may be de-registered, amended and re-registered again as necessary.
It is your responsibility to ensure the application is complete and corresponds to the application in JPIAMR's application system, that is to say the application form is correctly filled in, the correct attachments are provided and the information requested has been supplied according to the instructions. Please only submit material specifically requested. We do not accept any additional information after the deadline date, except when specifically requested.
When you register the application, it must be signed by you as project leader and by an authorised representative of the organisation.
When you register the application, it is signed by you as applicant. To ensure the application is deemed complete and included in the review process, an authorised representative of the administrating organisation also has to sign the application. The representative is normally the head of your department, but this is dependent on your administrating organisation's structure.
The applicant's signature confirms that:
- the information in the application is correct and complies with the Swedish Research Council's instructions
- secondary occupations and commercial ties have been reported to the administrating organisation and that nothing has emerged that breaches good research practice
- the applicant has not been found guilty of scientific misconduct during the last two years before the deadline of the call
- the permits and approvals required have been obtained before the research is started, such as permits from the Swedish Medical Products Agency or approval from an ethical review board or an ethical committee on animal experiments
- the applicant will comply with all other conditions applicable to the grant
The signature of the administrating organisation confirms that:
- the research or research-supporting activity described can be given room at the administrating organisation during the period and to the extent stated in the application
- the applicant will be employed by the administrating organisation during the period covered by the application
- the administrating organisation approves of the budget in the application
- the applicant has not been found guilty of scientific misconduct by the administrating organisation signing during the last two years before the deadline of the call
- the administrating organisation will comply with all other conditions applicable to the grant
The above points shall have been discussed by the parties before the representative of the administrating organisation approves and signs the application.
Note: The authorised representative of the administrating organisation must sign the application in Prisma no later than one week (seven calendar days) after the deadline in order for the application to be considered further in the review process.
When you have registered your application and the call in Prisma has closed (at 14.00/2 p.m. on the deadline date of the Prisma call), your application will automatically be registered as final in Prisma and allocated a registration number.
The application is then automatically forwarded to the representative of the administrating organisation for signature in Prisma. The application must be signed by the administrating organisation no later than one week (seven calendar days) after the deadline date. You will receive an email when the application has been signed.
The evaluation of your application is carried out by JPIAMR (see the evaluation process in JPIAMR's call text.
JPIAMR makes a decision on the Networks to be recommended for funding by the respective national funding bodies in September 2018. The decision will be communicated to the network coordinator, with a statement in the form of a written comment. The Swedish Research Council will make a decision regarding the Swedish network coordinators (applicants) and you will thereafter find a notice of the decision and a final statement on your application in your personal account in Prisma under the tab "Applications and grants".