USAID has just announced the pre-proposal period for the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER). 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. Please share this opportunity to share with your partners in developing countries.
For more information, visit: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/peer/index.htm. Please see below for more information on deadlines and an informational webinar on November 9.
PEER is currently accepting pre-proposals for Cycle 6 of the program. This year’s focus areas include two topics open to applicants from a varied set of countries (Environmental Contaminants and Digital Development for Feed the Future), as well as four topics open only to applicants from a specific country or region. As always, applicants must have a partner with active funding support from one of the U.S. Government-supported agencies participating in PEER. The deadline for submission of pre-proposals for this cycle is January 13, 2017, and those whose applications are selected to advance to the full-proposal stage of the review process will be notified around February 28, 2017. Interested applicants are encouraged to review this year’s focus areas, eligibility requirements, and application instructions through the “For Applicants” tab at the top of this page or through the links in the boxes below.
On Wednesday, November 9, at 10:30 AM (U.S. Eastern Standard Time), PEER staff will conduct a one-hour webinar to introduce participants to the PEER program for 2016/2017. During this webinar, they will explain the program’s eligibility requirements for applicants and partners, go over the application and review process, and describe the various special focus areas for this year’s cycle of the program. Guidance on how to find a partner will be provided, and the webinar presenters will also demonstrate how to use the program’s online application site to submit a pre-proposal. At the end of the presentation, time will be provided for participants to submit questions. Participants must register in advance and must have access to a computer with speakers in order to hear the audio portion of the presentation. A link to the slides and audio will be posted here after the event, for those unable to take part when the webinar is presented live.