Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER)

NIFA’s strategy for global engagement centers on developing carefully considered partnerships that can advance U.S. research in agriculturally-related fields.

The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program is part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Development Lab effort to bring together diverse partners to discover, test, and scale breakthrough solutions to critical challenges in international development. PEER is a competitive grants program that invites scientists in developing countries to apply to USAID for funds to support research and capacity-building activities that will be conducted in partnership with U.S. Government (USG)-funded scientists. These developing country scientists seek out partners that are currently active NIFA grantees.

PEER is no longer accepting new pre-proposal applications for Cycle 8. Following a comprehensive review, applicants have been notified of the status of their pre-proposal submissions and those invited to submit full proposals have a deadline of May 10, 2019. The full Cycle 8 RFP is available online.


For more information about this program, please visit the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine website for PEER. For NIFA-funded scientists seeking additional information, please email Patty Fulton with NIFA's Center for International Programs. This current cycle differs from previous PEER cycles in a number of ways including a shorter project duration and the possibility of using PEER funds to support U.S. partner travel. For details on the call for proposals and other information, please review the request for applications. Pre-proposals can be submitted by following this link to the online application portal.