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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. Sabina Ribeiro of the Federal University of Acre in Brazil. She will speak on May 12 at 1:00pm EDT about capacity building for participatory forest monitoring in the Brazilian Amazon. Please be sure to register on Eventbrite to attend.

PEER Bhutan

PEER is launching a new grants initiative for researchers in Bhutan focusing on environmental, public health, and energy research. The deadline for submission of pre-proposals has now been extended through May 10, 2021, but only for applicants who already have U.S. partners (the deadline for those who needed help from program staff to find a partner has already passed on May 3). For more information on this opportunity and to apply, please visit 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 
Idri Team PhotoPEER 10th Anniversary Seminar Series: Dr. Ali Idri
March 29, 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 second webinar in the series took place on March 29, 2021, and featured Dr. Ali Idri from the University of Mohammed V and the PI of PEER Project 7-246: Facilitating access to reproductive health services for refugee women in Morocco. He presented his work in developing an ICT-based solution to improve reproductive healthcare access and quality in Morocco. The next webinar will be announced shortly and is scheduled for the beginning of May.

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

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