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Eligible Countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Georgia
  • Kosovo
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Serbia
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia 
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia 

Additional Criteria for Applicants:

Please see Section VI of the Solicitation for General Eligibility requirements.


PEER would like to support implementation science projects in the following areas:

Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Implementation research that aligns with USAID country health priorities in TB
  • Innovative health science and service delivery methodologies which address cross-cutting and emerging TB co-morbidities
  • Research questions around the implementation of Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course (DOTS) in poor or rural communities
  • Research questions around the intersection of TB and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes or tobacco use in poor and rural communities
  • TB transmission and treatment in refugee and migrant communities
Maternal and Child Health (MCH)
  • Increase access to and scale up the proven interventions that address the specific causes of maternal and child deaths. Including but not limited to: 
    • Policy reform
    • Updating health personnel and community-based workers with necessary knowledge and skills
    • Using proven approaches to ensure necessary commodities and high quality care reach women and newborns in rural and resource poor communities
  •  Understand health impacts on women and children by disease and extreme poverty in Ebola-stricken countries.
Family Planning

PEER is funding social science projects with the following objectives:
  • Understanding the dynamics of family planning in changing communities around world
  • Community based interventions that lead to sustainable reproductive health solutions. Some examples could be
    • Integrating and coordinating family planning and HIV/AIDS and STI prevention
    • Linking family planning to broadā€based youth development activities
    • Fostering conditions necessary to expand and institutionalize family planning services
    • Contributing to the sustainability of family planning services
    • Integrating family planning services into other health activities
    • Integrating family planning into routine health care in rural and poor communities
For more information on USAID’s Family Planning Guiding Principles please visit:

For additional resrouces regarding Implementation Science please see:
Writing implementation research grant proposals: ten key ingredients
WHO Implementation Research Toolkit

*Please note, the PEER program does not support bio-medical clinical trials.

Consistent with the goals of PEER, applicants should outline how their research findings will lead to development-related policy or programmatic change. Proposals that include multi-disciplinary research teams, multi-country collaboration, and/or engagement with policy actors and other development stakeholders are desired but not required. All projects must contribute to USAID’s higher education objectives by strengthening engagement with junior researchers and undergraduate/graduate students.