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...
2014/2015 PEER Applicant Information Webinar
A webinar was held on November 19, 2014, to introduce potential applicants to the PEER Program, explain eligibility guidelines for applicants and partners, go over general research fields and special focus areas in which pre-proposals are invited, and provide guidance on finding a partner. PEER program staff provided step-by-step instructions on using the program's online application submission site and answered questions submitted by participants. Please follow the link to the recording of this webinar, which includes the slides and narration.
|Program Status: |
The application period for 2015 has closed as of the full proposal deadline of April 13, 2015.
Proposals will be reviewed and notifications will be sent in July to all applicants who submitted full proposals. For more information, visit the application process page
to see a program timeline, review criteria and more.
Our next call for pre-proposals is expected to be announced around October 1, 2015.
|Want to determine if you are eligible for the program? Use the links below to find out. |
|Proposals are not currently being accepted. However, the button below may be used by our current grant recipients to access our online system for preparing and submitting their reports.|
PEER is pleased to announce its latest group of new awards. A total of 39 projects have been selected for funding in PEER Science Cycle 3 and 7 projects in PEER Health Cycle 2.
Interested in seeing all projects funded by the PEER program?
Visit the funded projects page to see a list of all cycles and to get summaries and quarterly progress updates.
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2015 PEER Participants' Forum
JW Marriott Hotel Lima
Lima, Peru - March 22-25
The forum was aimed at facilitating networking among current PEER PIs based in South America and the Caribbean, to help them build productive linkages not only with their research colleagues but also with representatives from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In addition, the forum was designed to promote capacity building by providing training in various non-research skills including identifying and approaching potential funders, preparing and presenting research results to both technical and non-technical audiences, and reaching out to government agencies and non-governmental organizations to provide input on science-related policy issues. Besides our program’s LAC PIs and co-PIs, participants included guest speakers on the topics listed above, representatives from USAID and partner U.S. government agencies, and program staff from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). View presentations from the conference...
This program is sponsored by USAID
in partnership with the following U.S. Government-supported agencies: