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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 Special Funding Opportunity for African Graduate Students and Mentors on Land and Resource Governance

Congratulations to the six teams of mentors and mentees selected for funding under this special focus area! Teams in Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, and Zambia were selected to use existing and new data to rapidly investigate critical gaps in the land and resource governance sectors. For more information on the call and the project teams, visit the Graduate Student Research webpage...

PEER Cycle 9 Call for Pre-Proposals is Now Closed. 
Individuals who submitted PEER Cycle 9 Call pre-proposals have been notified of their results and those invited to submit full proposals should do so by the deadline of June 2, 2020. The full proposal Cycle 9 RFP can be viewed here.

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PEER call for proposals for a special opportunity to support African graduate student research on land and resource governance is now closed. Please see the program's web page for details.

The PEER Cycle 9 Call for pre-proposals is now closed and those invited to submit a full proposal have been notified. The Cycle 9 RFP is available online.

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:
Tashkent 2019 - Group2019 PEER Forum - Transboundary Water Research in Central Asia
October 21-24, 2019
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The objective of the 2019 PEER forum was to convene the Central Asia PEER cohort one final time under a forward looking agenda focusing on the program’s results, impacts and how to best sustain the research partnership beyond the lifetime of PEER. As most current PEER projects in the region are reaching their conclusion, PIs were invited to present their research results, share best practices, and discuss ways to maintain engagement moving forward. In addition, US experts and partners working on water resources management, climate change, agriculture, and other related topics were invited to present on best practices from a US perspective. Finally, local stakeholders and international donors shared updates on their priorities and informed the discussion on how evidence generated by PEER can best translate into new policies. The final two days were dedicated to an intense training on the Open Data Kit taught by Dr. Andrew Bell of New York University. Forum presentations are available on the forum webpage.
This program is sponsored by USAID in partnership with the following U.S. Government-supported agencies:

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