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NSF Highlight: International, interagency PEER program to launch at NSF on July 7

NSF Highlight: International, interagency PEER program to launch at NSF on July 7

Next week, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and United States Agency for International Development will launch a new international, interagency joint initiative, PEER, "Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research." PEER addresses environmental challenges that affect both the United States and the developing world by reinforcing existing relationships and creating new connections. PEER unites NSF's competitively-awarded scientific investments in U.S. institutions with similarly awarded USAID funding directly to international counterpart scientists in the developing world to support and build scientific and technical capacity. PEER builds bonds that will endure beyond the tenure of the program awards.