Announcement of a new USAID-NIH initiative to help end preventable child deaths in developing countries: "Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Health"

Notice Number: NOT-TW-12-016

Update: The following update relating to this announcement has been issued:

  • October 26, 2012 - See Notice NOT-TW-13-002. This Notice is to inform the NIH global health community that the pre-proposal deadline has been extended from October 26th to November 16th.
  • August 17, 2012 - Deadline has been Extended and the Eligibility has been Revised for the USAID-NIH initiative. See Notice NOT-TW-12-021.
Key Dates

Release Date: July 20, 2012

Issued by

Fogarty International Center (FIC)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)


This Notice is to inform the NIH global health community of a call for proposals for a USAID-NIH jointly sponsored program "Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Health."

The purpose of this initiative is to focus on research-to-practice barriers related to child survival interventions and intends to focus research efforts on the "last mile of treatment" in child health. The initiative coincides with USAID's newly launched "call to action" to end preventable child deaths. In addition, the USAID Indonesia mission will support awards in implementation research in neonatal survival, tuberculosis, and emerging infectious diseases.

Applicants must be based at an academic or government-managed research or health care institution in an eligible country, and either be engaged with or plan to collaborate with an NIH-funded investigator. Awardees will be encouraged to work closely with USAID mission staff for the duration of their project. Review of proposals will be conducted by the National Academy of Sciences in coordination with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD).

Eligible countries include 33 selected low or lower middle income countries on the PEER health eligible country list, or additional lower middle income countries with matching funds from within the country. See solicitation for a full listing.

Please Note: Pre-proposals are due August 31, 2012 for applications from all countries (except Indonesia). Pre-proposals for Indonesia are due October 26, 2012. For application details, visit


Please direct all inquiries to:

James Herrington, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Division of International Relations
Fogarty International Center
31 Center Drive, MSC 2220
Bethesda, MD 2220
Telephone: 301-496-4784
Fax: 301-480-3414