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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 Call for Pre-Proposals

Pre-proposals are no longer being accepted for this year's cycle of PEER, as the deadline passed on January 15, 2016. Those who submitted pre-proposals will be contacted around February 29, 2016, with the outcome of the review process. PEER Cycle 6 is expected to be announced on this website around October 1, 2016.

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Program Status: Cycle 5 pre-proposals submitted for our deadline of January 15 are currently being reviewed. Applicants will be contacted with the results around February 29, 2016, and those selected to continue in the second stage of the review process will be provided with instructions for the submission of their full proposals at that time.
Want to determine if you are eligible for the program?  Use the links below to find out.

PEER is not currently accepting proposals. The next application cycle should be announced in October 2016. Meanwhile, the button below may be used by our current grant recipients to access our online system for preparing and submitting their project reports.

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Funded Projects

PEER announced its latest group of new awards in late August 2015. A total of 45 projects were 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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