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Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Program

PEER is an international awards program that funds scientists and engineers in developing countries who partner with U.S. government-supported researchers to address global development challenges. PEER partnerships leverage major research investments made by U.S. government science agencies to improve development outcomes in USAID-presence countries.  The program is currently inviting pre-proposals for projects that will lead to development-related policy or programmatic change from applicants in the following specific countries or regions or working on the following topical areas:
  • Multiple Countries/ Open Call
  • Multiple Countries/ Family Planning and Reproductive Health
  • Cambodia/ Investigator Development Awards: Multiple Sectors
  •  Indonesia/ Multiple Sectors and Biodiversity
  • Laos/ Nutrition and Disabilities Capacity Strengthening
  • Peru/ Impacts of Extractive Industries on Indigenous Peoples in the Peruvian Amazon
  • Haiti/ Education
  • Middle East and North Africa/ Refugee Host Communities Health
  • Tunisia/ Multiple Sectors
 Applications are accepted only from developing country scientists working in partnership with colleagues currently funded by one of nine U.S. federal science agencies: NSF, NIH, NOAA, USGS, USDA (ARS, NIFA, USFS), NASA, and the Smithsonian Institution. Additional details on eligibility, specific topics of interest under the focus areas, and application and review procedures may be found on the program website listed below.

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