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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has joined with several U.S. Government (USG) supported agencies to support Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER). Administered by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS), PEER is a competitive grants program that invites scientists in developing countries, partnered with USG-supported collaborators, to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on topics with strong potential development impacts. This innovative program is designed to leverage the investments other USG-supported agencies have made in scientific research and training while supporting the initiatives of developing country scientists. Learn more...

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PEER Cycle 5 Applicant Informational Webinar - November 12, 2015

This one-hour webinar introduced participants to the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program for 2015/2016. The program released its annual call for pre-proposals on October 8, and the deadline for submission is January 15, 2016. During this webinar, the presenters explained the program’s eligibility requirements for applicants and partners, went through the application and review process, and described the various special focus areas for this year's cycle of the program. Guidance on how to find a partner was also provided, and the webinar presenters demonstrated how to use the program's online application site to submit a pre-proposal. At the end of the presentation, time was devoted to answering questions submitted during the event by participants from around the world. If you were unable to listen to the webinar live, please find the live recording of the webinar here and e-mail any questions to PEER staff at

PEER Cycle 5 Call for Pre-Proposals

PEER is now accepting pre-proposals for the next annual cycle of the program. This cycle sees the return of many familiar focus areas, including SERVIR/Environmental Management and Climate Change Resilience and Central and South Asia Transboundary Water Research, but also features new additions including Health Implementation Science and multiple country-specific focus areas, as well as partnerships with private companies. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2016, which gives applicants just over three months to find a USG-supported partner and finalize their research pre-proposal. For more information about eligibility requirements and the timeline for this cycle, please explore our page via the links in the banner above or download a full PDF copy of our PEER 2015/2016 solicitation.

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Program Status:
Cycle 5 has been announced and pre-proposals can now be submitted!

For complete details regarding eligibility and focus areas, please review the program information provided on the links in the banner above or download a PDF copy of our PEER 2015/2016 solicitation.

The deadline for submission of pre-proposals is January 15, 2016, so be sure to submit your application by that date.

Want to determine if you are eligible for the program?  Use the links below to find out.

Pre-proposals are currently being accepted! Please click the button below to start your application. The  button may also be used by our current grant recipients to access our online system for preparing and submitting their reports.

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Funded Projects

PEER is pleased to announce its latest group of new awards. A total of 45 projects have been selected for funding in PEER Cycle 4.  

Interested in seeing all projects funded by the PEER program?  
Visit the funded projects page to see a list and map of projects from all cycles and to get summaries and quarterly progress updates or view video summaries produced by the project teams on the video corner webpage.
Recipient Resources

Are you a current grant recipient?  Visit our page for Grant Recipients or try these quick links:
NCI 2015

2015 NCI-USAID Implementation Science Workshop
Regional Development Mission for Asia
Bangkok, Thailand, September 15-17, 2015
The workshop convened 25 young and mid-career researchers from around South East Asia to discuss impactful and development-relevant implementation and dissemination research. Each of the researchers has been working on a concept note to address local health needs and the workshop was the culmination of two months of summer lectures and interactions online. Attendees were able to interact with fellow classmates, receive feedback on their implementation and dissemination research proposals, and learn about funding opportunities.
This program is sponsored by USAID in partnership with the following U.S. Government-supported agencies:

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