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The Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Grant Program
The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program is now accepting proposals from developing country researchers interested in collaborating with their U.S. counterparts. 
Proposal deadline is November 30, 2011
PEER is a new partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) that is designed to address development challenges through international research collaboration. This competitive grants program will allow scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities in partnership with their NSF-funded collaborators on topics of importance to USAID. 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
•        Global health issues such as ecology of infectious disease, biomedical engineering, and natural/human system interactions
•        Climate change impacts such as water sustainability, hydrology, ocean acidification, climate process and modeling, and environmental engineering
•        Other development topics including disaster mitigation, biodiversity, water, and renewable energy
Proposals are being accepted from researchers in 79 eligible developing countries, and all applicants must have a U.S. collaborator with an active NSF award. Complete eligibility details, proposal submission instructions, and the application form are available at PEER is being implemented by the National Academies on behalf of USAID, and potential applicants and U.S. collaborators with questions are invited to contact the program’s staff at

 Geological Consultant
Dharan, Saudi Arabia

Geological Specialist - Development Geologist
Dharan, Saudi Arabia

USAID Grant opportunity for Sustainable Landscapes, Clean Energy and Adaptation 2013
Deadline: 31 January 2013
USAID seeks proposals for climate change program- Sustainable Landscapes, Clean Energy and Adaptation 2013 to enable countries to accelerate their transition to climate resilient, low emissions development... [for more information click here].

The application opens on the 15th of February 2013 and closes on April 15th 2013. To qualify for a grant, the project in question must be led by young people aged 15-32, and be based in cities or towns in developing countries. Grants will be targeted to the young people who need assistance the most, particularly disadvantaged youth in urban slums. Projects promoting gender equality, or involving partnerships with the government, the private sector or civil society are especially encouraged.