· Do you have an active NSF award?
· Does your project entail collaboration with investigators from developing nations, or could your project be enhanced by such collaborations?
If you answered yes to these questions, your international colleagues may be interested in applying for a PEER award – Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research.
The USAID PEER program is implemented by the US National Academies of Science and is meant to leverage US Government investments in research and develop to support USAID’s development goals in priority countries.
Developing country applicants must be partnered with a US researcher who has an existing award from NSF (or an award from one of the other participating US government funding agencies).
Check out the pre-defined focus areas and country specific calls.
The PEER pre-proposal submission deadline is January 15, 2016.
This is an excellent idea that can be transferred to other areas should NSF wish to. For example, the Directorate for EHR could spawn a new D&I program in which program announcements and solicitations are developed for PI’s of currently funded NSF projects to partner up and collaborate with disabled scientists who are U.S. citizens. This would help to achieve better representation of funded scientists who are disabled physically, mentally or in a combination of both but are not able to compete as PI’s on grant proposals to NSF due to a general unwillingness of non-disabled peers to work with them. NSF Director Dr. France A. Córdova, are you willing to look into this? Thanks. — From a retired, disabled research physicist who started to cut his teeth on college physics during the Sputnik scare in the U.S. in the 1960’s (that Dr. Córdova mentioned in her recent blog “October Sky”), but then was left in other researchers’ dust after acquiring a disability via onset at mid-career at a national laboratory of major depression that progressively isolated him from the workplace and workforce.
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