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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 Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), 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 10th Anniversary Seminar Series

PEER is happy to announce a new webinar series that highlights the collaborative, USAID-supported research of PEER PIs and explores the impacts of applying evidence to complex development challenges.

The next webinar speaker is Dr. Kakhramon Djumaboev of the International Water Management Institute in Uzbekistan. He will discuss the application of the water-food-energy nexus concept on the transboundary rivers of Central Asia on August 17 at 10:00 AM EDT. To join, register via Eventbrite.

PEER Bhutan

Earlier this year, PEER launched a new grants initiative for researchers in Bhutan focusing on environmental, public health, and energy research. The extended deadline for submission of pre-proposals was May 10, 2021, and on May 17 PEER program staff emailed all applicants to notify them if they were invited to submit a full proposal. Any applicants who submitted pre-proposals but did not receive a notification email should contact program staff at More information on this program is available on the PEER Bhutan webpage

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The PEER Cycle 9 awards have been announced. For more information on the projects funded in 2020, please see the Cycle 9 Projects Webpage.

To review the eligibility requirements for PEER, use the links below: 

Current PEER award recipients may use this button to access our online system to prepare and submit their project reports.

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Funded Projects

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 
3-103 River and Mangrove ObservationsPEER 10th Anniversary Seminar Series: Dr. Harkunti Rahayu
July 14, 2021

This year, the PEER program marks its 10th anniversary of funding science around the world leading to better science capacity and significant policy change in many countries. In view of this 10 year mark, the PEER program is organizing a series of webinars to provide PEER principal investigators the chance to present their work and showcase its impacts.

This sixth webinar in the series took place on July 14, 2021, and featured Dr. Harkunti Rahayu from the IInstitut Teknologi Bandung in Indonesia, and the PI of PEER Project 6-25: Converging climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction strategies into agglomeration policy for coastal metropolitan planning and PEER Project Project 3-103: Integrated local emergency response policy improvement and capacity building for advance-early warning system in the face of near-field tsunami risk. She presented her work on the development of an integrated coastal metropolitan plan in Indonesia. The next webinar is scheduled for August 17..

A recording of the webinar is available online and future webinars will be announced on this webpage and similarly recorded. Previous speaker webinars are available on the PEER Speaker Series 2021 webpage.
This program is sponsored by USAID in partnership with the following U.S. Government-supported agencies:

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