The number of awards is subject to the availability of funds. The release of each annual funding increment is contingent on the project meeting annual financial, collaborative and technical reporting requirements.
Upon receipt of a PEER Health award, developing country PIs will be expected to meet with USAID health officers, Mission staff, and NIH collaborators to review the research project and discuss how the proposed project aligns with Mission goals.
PEER Health applicants are not required to include a protocol when they first submit their grant application. However, following the completion of the NICHD scientific peer review session, all successful PEER Health Principal Investigators (PIs) must submit their PEER Health protocols for review and approval by the PEER Health Protocol Review Committee (PRC). Following protocol approval by the PRC, PIs must submit their protocol to their IRB for approval. No funding will be provided in the absence of a FWA and IRB approval
If NIH funding is directly or indirectly used, publications resulting from the PEER Health Program may need to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy (Division G, Title II, Section 218 of PL 110-161; Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008) in a manner consistent with copyright law. This Policy requires that investigators funded by NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/
), an electronic version of their final peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication. Under the policy, manuscripts must be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication in an effort to help advance science and improve human health.