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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 Speaker Series
In continuing with the PEER Speaker Series started in 2021, the program is proud to announce the next webinar. On February 7 at 10:00 AM EDT, Drs. Chander Kumar Singh of the TERI School of Advanced Studies, India, and Dr. Abida Farooqi, of Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan, will discuss reducing health risks from groundwater contamination in India and Pakistan. To attend, register via the event page.

Tackling Global Challenges through the PEER Program

A recent article describes the efforts of NASEM's PEER program, in partnership with USAID, to foster research collaborations between scientists from lower and middle-income countries and their U.S.-agency funded partners to solve complex problems.

PEER COVID-19 Special Call

PEER's latest call for pre-proposals to support research projects that focus on the impacts of COVID-19 and potential solutions that can emerge from this pandemic has now closed. Selected applicants have been notified to submit full proposals.  
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PEER COVID-19 Special Call for pre-proposals has now closed.  Applicants selected to submit full proposals have been notified. Refer to full RFP for details.

Applicants for PEER Opportunity for Research Partnerships in Bhutan have been notified .The list of funded projects will be posted soon. 

For more information on PEER Cycle 9 funded awards, please see the Cycle 9 Projects Webpage.
To review the eligibility requirements for PEER, use the links below: 
Applicants invited to submit full proposals to the PEER COVID-19 cycle may access the proposal submission form by clicking "Apply now" button 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 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  
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In 2021, 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. Visit the PEER 10th anniversary website for highlights of accomplishments over the last 10 years.

PEER 10th Anniversary Celebration

To celebrate and share the impacts of Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program’s locally led projects since its founding in 2011, USAID and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a virtual event to bring researchers and partners together for reflection and celebration. The recording of the live-streamed event is posted here.  

PEER 10th Anniversary Seminar Series
PEER program organized 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 Speaker Series 2021 webpage.
View feature video highlighting one of the latest PEER projects in Madagascar  
This program is sponsored by USAID in partnership with the following U.S. Government-supported agencies:

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