USAID PEER Cycle 9 Call for Proposals
On behalf of PEER's sponsors at USAID, the National Academies are happy to announce that this year's cycle of PEER is now open and accepting proposals! PEER Cycle 9 has several new focus areas this year. In addition to the broad call for projects on any development-related research topic, the program welcomes calls in focus areas on:
- advanced digital tools;
- family planning and reproductive health;
- the social, economic, and behavioral sciences.
There are also several country-specific focus areas:
- urban WASH and transboundary water in Afghanistan;
- clean energy in Bangladesh;
- multiple research sectors in Tunisia;
- and bioremediation of dioxins and furans in Vietnam.
Last year's cycle only supported projects of one year in length, but this year PEER Cycle 9 is once again inviting proposals for projects lasting two or three years, depending on the focus area. Pre-proposal submissions are due by 11:59 PM (U.S. Eastern Standard Time) on February 10, 2020.
To help applicants understand the eligibility guidelines and the application process, PEER program staff will be holding an optional one-hour webinar on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, beginning at 10:30 AM (U.S. East Coast time). If you are interested in participating in the free webinar, you must register in advance on the Zoom Platform, and you will receive another link by e-mail so you can log into the webinar on December 11.