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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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Call for Applications: MENA Implementation Science Training Course

Health researchers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are encouraged to apply to a 4-month training course on implementation science conducted through recorded webinars and an in-person three day training workshop. The course is being organized by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). The application deadline is August 1, 2016. Visit the website for more information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application portal. 
 

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Program Status: The deadline for invited applicants to submit their full proposals passed on April 15, 2016, so the program is not currently soliciting applications.
A PDF document of the full request for proposals (RFP) may be downloaded through this link as a reference.

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

PEER is not currently accepting applications, but the next application cycle should be announced in October 2016. In the interim, applicants may use the button below to access their proposals in our online system in order to print or prepare PDF copies.

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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:
 
PEER SPOTLIGHT  
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2016 PEER/MERC Participants' Forum
Grand Hyatt Amman
Amman, Jordan, March 13-16, 2016
 
The annual PEER Participants’ Forum was held March 13-16, 2016 in Amman, Jordan. This year the forum was held with researchers from the PEER program along with researchers from the Middle East Regional Cooperation (MERC) program. This joint PEER/MERC Participants’ Forum convened 38 researchers in total: 20 PEER researchers and 18 MERC researchers. Researchers came mainly from the Middle East and North Africa, and a few researchers from Eastern Europe and South Asia were also invited. The following countries were represented: Armenia, Egypt, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, and West Bank/Gaza. In addition to bringing together this diverse group of researchers and stakeholders to network and form new collaborations, this meeting offered a unique set of skill building sessions such as: international science collaborations, negotiating skills, science communication, innovation and commercialization, technology transfer and entrepreneurship and different methods of communicating research to policymakers. More...
 
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