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peer health Cycle 2 

Cycle 2 closed on March 14, 2014. Please check back to for future cycles of PEER Health.  

For Cycle 2 of the PEER Health program, we have expanded the partner to include researchers that have an active US-government agency grant (previously referred to in Cycle 1 as a NIH-supported partner). These agencies include the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of State, Department of Defense, among others.

Awards cannot exceed $142,000.00 USD per year for up to three years.

PEER Health is a USAID program which supports developing country researchers at universities and institutions of higher education in low and middle income countries (LMICs). In keeping with President Obama’s Global Health Initiative (GHI) to leverage ‘whole of government’ for improved global health, this program addresses evidence gaps in developing countries by supporting research partnerships between developing country Principal Investigators (PI) and scientists currently supported by US federal science agencies.
PEER Health has three key strategic objectives, called the ‘3C’s’:
  • Critical Evidence- PEER Health will advance health and development objectives by funding research that will fill evidence gaps needed to address critical health challenges facing developing countries
  •  Collaboration– PEER Health will create and build on existing relationships between developing country implementers and research universities, global health practitioners and host country governments, USG supported investigators, and USAID Missions and Embassy staff.
  • Capacity– PEER Health will help build research capacity in developing countries thereby promoting sustainability and enabling local solutions to context specific health challenges.
Concept Notes must be submitted electronically via the PEER online application site by March 14, 2014 at 11:59 PM (U.S. Eastern Standard Time).

Additional information for Cycle 2 is available at the specific solicitation pages.
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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 at