Do you know any scientists or engineers in your country working on research vital to development issues?
The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program, supported by the U.S. Global Development Lab, and implemented by the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) has announced its 2016 funding opportunities for local scientists. PEER supports local researchers in priority countries working in partnership with U.S. scientists at nine federal science agencies, including: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Forest Service (USFS), USDA’s Agriculture Research Service (ARS), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Since its launch in 2011, the program has supported over 250 research partnerships in 50 different countries.
The PEER program is soliciting research proposals for the following focus areas:
• Environmental Contaminants (multiple countries);
• Digital Development for Feed the Future (multiple countries);
• Multiple Research Fields in Indonesia;
• Biodiversity Friendly, Climate Resilient Human Development in Madagascar;
• Multiple Research Fields in South Africa;
• Rapid Assessment of Tuna Fish Stocks in the South China and Sulu-Sulawesi Seas;
• Assessment of Fish Natural History in the Lower Mekong Basin;
• Climate Change in Bangladesh; and
• Education in Haiti.
The deadline for submissions is January 13, 2017. More information on the solicitation and how to apply
can be found at http://www. nationalacademies.org/peer. Please share widely with your networks