Partnerships for Innovative Research in Africa (PIRA) – Call for Reviewers


The Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) is calling for peer reviewers for proposals under our Partnerships for Innovative Research in Africa (PIRA) grant program. The call for PIRA proposals went out in mid-September 2020, and proposals are due last week of November 2020. 

We expect proposals in four funding categories: Youth Transformation, Africa-Asia Transformation, Early Career Researchers and Global African Diaspora. Each proposal will be addressing at least one of the AAP’s priority areas, which are: agri-food systems; water, energy, and the environment; culture; youth empowerment; education; and health and nutrition.

The peer review approach brings together diverse individuals who can provide fair, expert, and unbiased evaluation of proposals. The peer review process will take approximately two weeks. Reviewers will be selected according to their field(s) of expertise to examine proposals electronically for two weeks and submit their review scores based on templates that will be provided by AAP. Reviewers will receive compensation.

If you are interested in serving as a peer reviewer, and you are not a member of a team responding to the call, please complete the following brief questionnaire and include a CV that lists your education and professional and grant-related experience.

Please complete the questionnaire by Nov. 30, 2020.