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PEER Health Home > Proposal Review Process

Full Proposal Review Process                                                   
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at NIH will convene a special review panel that will evaluate proposals for scientific and technical merit and development impact using the PEER Health review criteria stated below. Because NICHD is only organizing the review of these proposals and will not be participating in the grants management of the PEER Health program, the NIH Peer Review Policy will be used only as a model. Thus, certain NIH review procedures do not apply, including the ability to appeal. All funding decisions will be final when awardees receive notification.
As part of the scientific peer review, all proposals will:
  • Undergo a selection process in which only those applications deemed to have the highest scientific and technical merit, development impact, and relevance to USAID’s global and country-specific programmatic interests or country-specific GHI strategies will be discussed and assigned an overall impact/priority score.
  • Receive a written critique.
  • Compete for available funds with funding decisions based on 1) Scientific and technical merit and development impact of the proposed project as determined by scientific peer review; 2) Availability of funds, and 3) Relevance of the proposed project to USAID’s global and country-specific programmatic interests or country-specific GHI strategies.
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  Applicants who have questions
  after reviewing the materials on
  this Web site are encouraged to
  contact PEER Health staff by e-mail