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Eligible Country:


Additional Criteria for Applicants:

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


USAID environment programs in Peru contribute to the responsible use and conservation of essential natural resources of regional and global significance located within Peru’s borders, including the Amazon Basin, which harbors biodiversity and captures carbon, and the Andean tropical glaciers and mountain ecosystems, which are critical assets in the region’s water cycle.

In alignment with USAID/Peru’s Country Development Strategy and USAID’s Amazon Vision, the PEER Program is interested in supporting collaborative research projects that generate evidence-based, practical and scalable policy recommendations to strengthen Peru’s capacity to manage natural resources in the Amazon and secure highland water supplies.

In particular, projects that address the following topics are encouraged:
  • Implementation and enforcement of forestry regulations and norms
  • Effective detection, compliance, enforcement, and prosecution of environmental crimes.
  • Reduction in greenhouse gas emission from land use change
  • Feasible protocols and methodologies to predict, measure, and/or mitigate direct and indirect impacts of extractive industries and/or large scale infrastructure on biodiversity
  • Enhancement of climate resilience and reduction of water risks such as drought, floods, and water pollution
USAID/Peru is particularly interested in supporting research projects that (1) can achieve measurable and scalable results; (2) involve collaborations with a wide range of local stakeholders, including private sector partners and civil society organizations; and (3) have the potential to inform government policy at the national and/or local level.

Additional information about USAID’s current and future work in Peru and South America can be found here:

Duration of Project:

Projects should be designed to be implemented in no more than one year with budgets between $30,000 and $100,000 USD (For this focus area only, applicants may request up to $100,000 for a one-year project). Any proposal received for a project greater than 12 months in length will not be considered for funding. Awarded projects may be eligible for a no-cost extension of up to 6 months after the original 12-month project period.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to articulate exactly how their data or intervention impacts a larger community outside academia. Projects that require IRB and FWA must already have them. Women researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.