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Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER)  NSF Wide Programs

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Jessica  H. Robin peer-nsf@nsf.gov (703) 292-8416   

This program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by the National Academies, in partnership with NSF, NASA, NIH, Smithsonian Institution, USDA, and USGS. PEER proposals will be accepted only from researchers in eligible developing countries who are actively engaged in or plan to be engaged in a collaborative research project with a U.S. Government (USG)-supported researcher from NSF, NASA, NIH, Smithsonian Institution, USDA, or USGS. The role of the USG-supported partner is to provide complementary expertise and skills to the PEER project.  PEER proposals are not accepted from U.S. researchers. Please see the National Academies website for complete eligibility details, proposal submission instructions, and the application form. Program questions regarding eligibility of NSF-supported partners should be directed to the NSF program staff at peer-nsf@nsf.gov.

 

PROGRAM GUIDELINES

This program is managed by our partner agency. Please see the Synopsis below for instructions on how to apply for funding.

Important Information for Proposers

A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 15-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after December 26, 2014. The PAPPG is consistent with, and, implements the new Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance) (2 CFR 200). Please be advised that the guidelines contained in NSF 15-1 apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

SYNOPSIS

Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) is a USAID-funded competitive grants program that provides an opportunity to support scientists in developing countries who work with NSF, NASA, NIH, Smithsonian Institution, USDA, and USGS funded principal investigators (PIs) at U.S. institutions. PEER  is intended to build scientific capacity and empower researchers in developing countries to use science, technology, innovation, and partnerships to address local and global development challenges. PEER funding may be used to train students and faculty, equip laboratories and field stations, and fund research, building scientific networks to address global challenges.

The National Academies, which administers the PEER program, will receive and review PEER proposals that have been prepared and submitted by developing country scientists and will make awards directly to institutions in host countries. Please see the National Academies website for complete eligibility details, proposal submission instructions, and the application form. Program questions regarding eligibility of NSF-funded partners are invited to contact the NSF program's staff at peer-nsf@nsf.gov .

PEER proposals will be accepted from researchers in eligible developing countries. Developing country applicants should either be actively engaged in or plan to be engaged in a collaborative research project with an NSF-funded PI. PEER proposals are not accepted from U.S. researchers.

Areas in which both NSF and USAID have strong mutual interests include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 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

Additionally, USAID missions and technical offices have made additional funding available for research conducted on specific topics of interest, as specified in the PEER Science solicitation.

RELATED URLS

National Academies PEER Science administration

NSF Press Release (Aug 2014) - NSF and USAID announce global research collaborations Awardees

NSF Press Release (June 2013) - NSF & USAID Jointly Announce Next Round of Global Research Awardees

USAID press release (June 2013) -USAID and NSF announce global reseach collaboration awardees

National Academies List of Cycle 2 Awards

USAID press release (Jan 2013) - USAID and NSF awards to support developing country collaborations

NSF Press Release (May 2012) - NSF & USAID Announce First Round of PEER Awardees

PEER Press Release

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