- Food security topics such as agricultural development, fisheries, and plant genomics
- Climate change impacts such as water sustainability, hydrology, ocean acidification, climate process and modeling, and environmental engineering
- Other development topics including disaster mitigation, biodiversity, water, and renewable energy
Proposals in these topical areas of interest are being accepted from researchers in 87 eligible developing countries. Additionally, PEER Science invites proposals from applicants in the following specific countries or working on the following topical areas, for which USAID missions and offices have allocated resources to foster science and development goals: Indonesia, Biodiversity Conservation and Clean Energy in the Philippines, Water for the Middle East and North Africa, Climate Change for Lower Mekong Initiative, and Maldives Climate Change Adaptation. Regardless of the country or topic, all applicants must have a U.S. collaborator with an active NSF award.