GPCAH Pilot Grant Program

The Great Plains Center offers grant funding to both scholarly researchers and community organizations engaged in agricultural safety and health activities.  The objective of this small grant program is to serve as an incubator for new agricultural health and safety research, prevention, intervention, community outreach, and translation projects that have high likelihood of leading to more comprehensive projects or activities. It is anticipated that the GPCAH will fund three or four projects for 2017-18.  Project timelines may extend from 12 to 18 months depending on the scope of the project. Pilot projects addressing unique farming populations (e.g., youth, migrant workers, women farmers etc.), aging, agrochemical use (pesticides and fertilizers), mental health, and other new emerging issues are highly emphasized. 

Funding up to $30,000 per project is available.  

The deadline for pilot grant proposals is August 14th, 2017. 

Click here to view the June 2017 Request for Proposals 

 

Community Outreach/Education Grants 

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The goal of this grant is to deliver evidence-based agricultural health programs (typically submitted by staff employed by non-profit community entities delivering ag safety and health programs). Projects will be reviewed for feasibility, impact, and ability to test innovative outreach/education methods.

Academic/Scholarly Research Grants 

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The goal of this grant is to create new agricultural safety and health knowledge and to assess and promote best safety and health practices. Scholarly research projects are typically submitted by students, staff, and faculty of academic institutions. Basic and applied research projects will be judged for scientific merit.

Contact Center Coordinator, Jenna Gibbs, at jenna-gibbs@uiowa.edu with questions.   


PAST PILOT PROJECTS

Past pilot projects have been funded all throughout the GPCAH region.  In upcoming years, projects will also be encouraged from Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.  Projects from outside this region will be considered to the extent that they address agricultural safety and health issues of relevance to agricultural producers and communities within this region.

See current and previously funded projects  .  .  .  .  .  .

VIEW PAST AND CURRENT COMMUNITY OUTREACH/EDUCATION GRANTS HERE 

VIEW PAST AND CURRENT ACADEMIC RESEARCH GRANTS HERE