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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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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 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.
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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 
Ellie Meeting
PI: Elizeus Rutebemberwa, Makerere University
U.S. Partner: Robert Pack, East Tennessee State University
June 7, 2022

This webinar was the eleventh in the series. It featured Dr. Elizeus Rutebemberwa, who is an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy, Planning, and Management at the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, as well as the PI of PEER Project 5-450: mHealth for TB-Tobacco: An approach to reduce tobacco use among TB patients. Here, he discussed the research and work conducted under the PEER project.

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.

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

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