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Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) 2017/2018 Solicitation 

Call for proposal

  • Supported by USAID
  • Implemented by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medecine

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Program Synopsis

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the U.S. Government’s (USG) preeminent foreign assistance agency. The agency is dedicated to helping nations meet the needs of their citizens by providing healthcare, education, and economic opportunity to end extreme poverty and promote democratic, resilient societies. The U.S. Global Development Lab (The Lab) at USAID is bringing together a diverse set of partners to discover, test, and scale breakthrough solutions to address critical challenges in international development (

A key element of this strategy is the support of scientific and technological research through the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program. PEER is a competitive awards program that invites scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on topics of importance to USAID and conducted in partnership with USG-funded and selected private sector partners.

The program is supported by USAID but implemented by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (referred to as the National Academies). PEER is implemented by Through PEER, the Lab leverages investments by other USG-supported agencies and private sector companies in scientific research and training in order to enhance the development priorities of USAID. USG-funded partners must be investigators who will contribute to the scientific merit and impact of PEER projects through expertise, skills, methodologies, laboratory access, and synergies with ongoing projects.


Solicitation Process

PEER proposal submission has two phases:

  • Phase 1: A brief pre-proposal is required for all applicants. The deadline for submission of pre-proposals is January 12, 2018. Details for pre-proposal submission are provided in Section IX.
  • Phase 2: If invited to submit a full proposal, applicants will be notified by the National Academies by February 23, 2018. The deadline for submission of full proposals is April 6, 2018.