Call for proposals: Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER)
October 18, 2017

The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program is once again accepting proposals from developing country researchers interested in collaborating with counterparts who are funded by selected U.S. Government-supported agencies.

PEER is an international awards program that brings developing country scientists and engineers together with researchers funded by U.S. federal science agencies to address global development challenges. Through catalyzing collaborative research and strategic partnerships and leveraging existing U.S. investments in research, PEER is designed to elevate the use of science and technology in addressing local and global development challenges in USAID-presence countries.

Applications are accepted only from developing country scientists working in partnership with colleagues currently funded by the following U.S. federal science agencies: the National Science Foundation (NSF); the National Institutes of Health (NIH); NOAA; the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), including the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), and the United States Forest Service (USFS); the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Smithsonian Institution.

The full PEER pre-proposal solicitation, instructions, eligible country lists, details on the special focus topics above, frequently asked questions, and a link to the online application website are available at

To help applicants understand the eligibility guidelines and the application process, PEER program staff will be holding an optional one-hour webinar on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, beginning at 10:30 AM (U.S. East Coast time).

Pre-proposal submission deadline: January 12, 2018.


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