[unav_all] USAID PEER Call for Research Proposals

Linda Rowan rowan at unavco.org
Thu Sep 20 11:22:38 MDT 2012

Dear UNAVCO Community,
USAID is accepting proposals for competitive research grants for developing country researchers collaborating with U.S. NSF-funded scientists (deadline is December 4, 2012). This is an excellent opportunity for the geodesy community. Please distribute widely and feel free to contact me if you need any help from UNAVCO. We would appreciate being updated on any ideas or submissions.
Thanks very much, Linda

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> From: PEER <PEER at nas.edu>
> Date: September 20, 2012 11:04:49 AM EDT
> Cc: "Diamond, Jennifer" <JDiamond at nas.edu>
> Subject: Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER): call for application
> Dear Colleague:
> The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Science program is now accepting proposals from developing country researchers interested in collaborating with their U.S. NSF funded counterparts. We invite you to review the full program solicitation athttp://www.nationalacademies.org/peerscience and pass information about PEER Science along to your developing country contacts so that they can prepare and submit their proposals in time for the deadline of December 4, 2012.
> PEER Science is a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) that is designed to address development challenges through international research collaboration. This competitive grants program will allow scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities in partnership with their NSF-funded collaborators on topics of importance to USAID. Furthermore should a PEER collaboration be selected for funding, the US collaborator may then request an International supplement from NSF to defray the cost of this international partnership. 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
> Proposals in these topical areas of interest are being accepted from researchers in 87 eligible developing countries. Additionally, PEER Science invites proposals from applicants in the following specific countries or working on the following topical areas, for which USAID missions and offices have allocated resources to foster science and development goals: Indonesia, Biodiversity Conservation and Clean Energy in the Philippines, Water for the Middle East and North Africa, Climate Change for Lower Mekong Initiative, and Maldives Climate Change Adaptation. Regardless of the country or topic, all applicants must have a U.S. collaborator with an active NSF award.
> Complete eligibility details, proposal submission instructions, and a link to the online application site are available athttp://www.nationalacademies.org/peerscience. PEER Science is being implemented by the National Academies on behalf of USAID, and potential applicants and U.S. collaborators with questions are invited to contact the program’s staff at peer at nas.edu.
> Thank you for your interest in PEER Science and for your help in bringing information about the program to the attention of your developing country colleagues.
> Kelly Robbins                                     Dalal Najib                              Jennifer Diamond      
> Senior Program Officer                       Program Officer                      Program Staff
> The National Academies                     The National Academies         The National Academies
> You have received this message because NSF staff identified you as an NSF award recipient who may be collaborating with colleagues in a PEER Science-eligible country or because you contacted our program previously. If you do not wish to receive messages about future PEER Science calls for proposals, please e-mail us at peer at nas.edu and we will remove you from our list.

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