PEER Health is a competitive grants program that supports scientists from 24 eligible countries who are collaborating with NIH supported researchers to develop and advance implementation science projects reflecting the health priorities of eligible countries, USAID missions, and governments. USAID defines Implementation science as the “application of systematic learning, research and evaluation to improve health practice, policy and programs in developing countries”.
The program intends to catalyze high quality, collaborative research projects that will address research-to-practice barriers and constraints while simultaneously building professional capacity and cross-sectoral linkages, particularly between local public health and research institutions and USAID missions. Drawing upon the capacity and investments in global health research at NIH, PEER Health will achieve the following:
- Leverage research capacity developed by the scientific community, including NIH, to accelerate reductions of under-five mortality and to advance a country’s strategic health goals as articulated in GHI country strategies and child survival plans through collaborative research partnerships.
- Encourage research to improve the uptake and scale of efficacious health interventions, and to inform and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of interventions in order to maximize health impact and accelerate reduction in under five mortality.
- Strengthen collaborations among USAID Missions, local researchers, and NIH-affiliated investigators to enhance the impact of research and innovation on public health outcomes and contribute to the evidence-base needed for policy decisions and accelerated progress towards a country’s health objectives.
- Strengthen long term in-country research capacity.
This RFA has two focus areas: 1) Child Survival
(with applications accepted from all eligible countries) and 2) Priority health topics in Indonesia
, with Mission-specific funds to support the latter.
Download complete RFA as PDF.
Applicants who have questions
after reviewing the materials on
this Web site are encouraged to
contact PEER Health staff by e-mail