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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 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 first webinar speaker is Dr. Dolors Armenteras from the National University of Colombia. On March 5 at 11am EST she will present her research on integrated wildfire management and discuss its application in shaping a new law in Colombia. Register here to attend via Zoom.

PEER Cycle 9 Awards Announced

The PEER program is pleased to announce the awards of 28 new grants totaling over $5 million to researchers around the world. The research projects span 18 countries, across four continents, and will investigate topics across a wide range of sectors including digital technology, education, food security, and global health. For more information on the Cycle 9 awards, see the Cycle 9 Projects Webpage.

Program DetailsAre you eligible?Apply

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:
This program is sponsored by USAID in partnership with the following U.S. Government-supported agencies:

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