The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Inviting applications for ‘Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program’ for scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities on a wide range of development-related fields, including biodiversity, agriculture, environment, clean energy, disaster mitigation, food security, water/sanitation, urbanization, democracy and governance, and education.

Funding brief: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is the U.S. Government’s preeminent foreign assistance agency. The agency is dedicated to helping nations meet the needs of their citizens by providing health-care, 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 U.S. Government (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).

Donor Name: The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Funding name: Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program

Deadline:
● Pre-proposals due to National Academies on January, 12th, 2018
● Full proposals due to National Academies on April, 6th, 2018

Funding details link: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/PEER/PGA_147200

 Funding limit: Single institution awards are anticipated to range in size from U.S. $40,000 to $80,000 per year for one to two years. A few larger and more complex projects (those involving multiple institutions and/or multiple countries, with one of them serving as the lead) may receive between U.S. $80,000 to $100,000 per year for up to two years. The maximum award amount is $200,000 over two years.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found

Project duration: Most projects are anticipated to run for one to two years.

Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● National of a PEER-eligible country
● Meets country-specific eligibility criteria for focus area to which applying
● Affiliated with and permanently based at an academic institution, non-profit organization, government-managed research laboratory, or relevant government ministry in a PEER-eligible country.

Eligible Country: Requested funds can only be used to support costs for developing country researchers and institutions.

Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: http://www.nationalacademies.org/peer
● Eligibility: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/PEER/PGA_147199
● Focus area requirement: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/PEER/PGA_147214

How to apply: The pre-proposal submission template, which may be accessed by clicking the “Ready to Apply” button on the PEER website(http://www.nationalacademies.org/peer).

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