The Great Plains Center offers pilot funding to both community-based and academic organizations engaged in agricultural safety and health activities. Specifically, we welcome:
- Academic research pilot grant projects
The goal of the academic research pilot grant program is to create new agricultural safety and health knowledge and to assess and promote best safety and health practices. Academic research projects are typically submitted by students, staff, and faculty of academic institutions. Basic and applied research projects from academic institutions will be judged for scientific merit and compared only to other projects from academic applicants.
- Community-based pilot grant projects
The goal of community-based pilot grant projects is to enhance capacity to deliver evidence-based agricultural health programs. Community-based projects are typically submitted by staff employed by non-profit community entities delivering agricultural safety and health programs. Community –based projects will be judged for feasibility and potential impact compared to other projects from community based groups.
The maximum permitted budget is $15,000 total costs per proposal. Funding is contingent on the continued funding of this program by our granting agency.
We ask that you share the RFPs with potential applicants and colleagues inside and outside your organization. Collaborative and inter-disciplinary applications are encouraged. See the RFP for additional contact information.
HOW TO APPLY FOR FUNDING
The Center will circulate a Request for Proposals in January of each year. If funding is available, a second request may be circulated in June, as well. To view an example of our RFP, CLICK HERE