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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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Funding Opportunity for U.S. Medical Schools and Universities 

As part of its comprehensive response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, the U.S. government has made funds available through the PEER program for partnership awards to U.S. medical schools and universities interested in working with A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine (AMD) and the Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons (LCPS) to build medical education capacity in Liberia. Known as PEER/Liberia, this program has the following objectives:
  1. Strengthening medical training and building subspecialty medical capacity in Liberia;
  2. Improving the ability of Liberia to conduct clinical research; and
  3. Increasing access to specialty care for Ebola survivors and the broader population.
The deadline for application submissions is 5:00 PM (EDT) on August 25, 2017. Please visit the PEER/Liberia website for more information, including a copy of the request for applications and a link to the online application form.

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Program Status: 
Full proposals for Cycle 6 of PEER are currently being reviewed, and the program is not accepting new proposals at this point. A new call should be issued in October 2017.

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

PEER is not currently accepting proposals, but applicants who submitted proposals for Cycle 6 may still use the button below to view their proposals. PEER award recipients can also access our online system to prepare and submit their reports.

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Funded Projects

PEER announced its latest group of new awards on August 29, 2016. A total of 50 projects were selected for funding in PEER Cycle 5, bringing to 254 the number of projects supported since the program began in 2011.  

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:
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2017 PEER Kabul River Basin Forum
July 3, 2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka
The 2017 PEER Kabul River Basin Forum was held on July 3rd, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. A one-day event ahead of the Indus Basin Knowledge Forum hosted by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), the Kabul River Basin Forum was an opportunity for PEER researchers in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan working in the Kabul River Basin to interact with each other and share their experience and results. In addition, the Forum provided an opportunity for representatives from various USAID Missions, US Embassies, governments, and donor agencies to learn more about PEER research in the Kabul River Basin and to build connections with PEER researchers. This Forum convened 20 participants in total: 10 PEER researchers, 5 U.S Government representatives from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Washington, 3 representatives of the Afghan academic community, and 1 representative each from the Word Bank and DFID. More...
This program is sponsored by USAID in partnership with the following U.S. Government-supported agencies:

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