[unav_all] PEER Program Announcement

PEER PEER at nas.edu
Mon Oct 21 13:47:33 MDT 2013

On behalf of the Academies....

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 at http://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 January 13, 2014.
PEER Science is a partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), intended to address development challenges through international research collaboration. This competitive grants program allows 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 U.S. 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 fully 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:
Biodiversity Conservation in the Philippines
Water for Asia and the Middle East and North Africa
Building Biodiversity Research Networks in ASEAN
Maldives Climate Change Adaptation
Biodiversity Conservation in Brazil
Forestry and Climate Change in India
Power Africa
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 program 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.
PEER Science Program Staff
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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