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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...

Latest News 
PEER COVID-19 Awards Announced
PEER is happy to announce the awards of the COVID-19 Special Call. Out of 194 pre-proposals submitted, 15 proposals from eight countries were selected for funding. The awards can be viewed on the COVID-19 projects page. Additionally, PEER is happy to announce the award of six special projects in Bhutan and five projects in Cambodia. These projects can be seen in detail on the Bhutan webpage and Cambodia webpage. At this time there are no plans to announce any future calls under PEER, as the program is scheduled to end in July 2024.

PEER Seminar Series

The PEER program is proud to continue this series featuring project PIs who discuss their work and successes on a number of critical issues.
  
PEER 10th Anniversary Website
In 2021, the PEER program marked its 10th anniversary of funding science around the world leading to better science capacity and significant policy change in many countries. Visit the PEER 10th anniversary website for highlights of accomplishments over the last 10 years.


Funded Projects

Interested in seeing all projects funded by the PEER program?  
Visit the funded projects page to see a list and the 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 
Yeesi Lab
 
PEER Seminar Series: Dr. Kadeghe Fue
PI: Kadeghe Fue, Sokoine University of Agriculture
U.S. Partner: Glen Rains, University of Georgia (funded by the United States Department of Agriculture/ National Institute of Food and Agriculture)
March 14, 2023

´╗┐This webinar was the fourteenth in the series. It featured´╗┐ Dr. Kadeghe Fue, a researcher and lecturer at Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro, Tanzania, as well as the PI of PEER Project 9-456: Morogoro youth empowerment through establishment of social innovation (YEESI) lab for problem-centered training in machine vision. On March 14, he discussed his work developing artificial intelligence (AI) capacity in Tanzania and harnessing AI to improve agricultural output in the country. This effort is centered around the newly-formed YEESI lab at the Sokoine University of Agriculture.

The PEER program organizes a series of webinars to provide PEER principal investigators the chance to present their work and its impacts. Speaker webinars are available on the PEER Seminar Series webpage.

 
 
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