Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health Pilot Projects

Sponsor Deadline: 

Jul 1, 2020


UIowa Great Plains Center for Agriculture Health GPCAH


RFP for 2020

The Center funds pilot projects (up to $30,000 per project) intended to promote innovative outreach and research efforts to prevent agricultural injury and illness. The pilot program supports both community-based organizations and academic researchers, especially new investigators and trainees. 
Proposals addressing mental health, chemical safety, machine safety, and prevention of slips, trips, and falls are especially encouraged. However, any topic of relevance to the GPCAH mission of agricultural safety and health is welcome.

The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (GPCAH) is a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-funded Center for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention. The GPCAH is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of farmers, ranchers, farm workers, their families, and agricultural community members in the Midwest and beyond. The goals of the Center are achieved through basic and applied research, education and training, community outreach, and translation of research findings into effective interventions for the prevention of agricultural injury and illness.

GPCAH recognizes the need to enhance interest in agricultural safety and health among promising new investigators (including graduate students and new professionals). Such investigators are encouraged to apply with more experienced scientists as co-investigators or advisors. Individuals from under-represented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are also encouraged to apply. Academic track projects should have a specific scientific hypothesis and should aim to advance the state of scientific knowledge relevant to the prevention of agricultural illness and injury. 
We are accepting proposals for a pilot project from within our region, including Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.