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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF): PEER Science, 2nd Cycle

 USAID and the NSF jointly support Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Science. PEER Science invites scientists in 87 eligible developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building of importance to USAID, and conducted in partnership with NSF-funded collaborators. 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; andOther development topics including disaster mitigation, biodiversity, water, and renewable energy. Grants are US$30 thousand to US$60 thousand per year for projects of 1-3 years. Larger grants are available for projects across several institutions and/or countries. The call for proposals includes a program description, eligibility requirements, award information, and guidelines for preparting and submitting proposals.  The deadline for proposals is 04 December 2012.