GPCAH Pilot Grant Program accepting applications

Published on September 7, 2022

The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (GPCAH) is now accepting proposals for pilot projects intended to promote innovative outreach and research efforts to prevent agricultural injury and illness in our Midwest region.   

The pilot program offers two funding tracks (see below) and supports both community-based organizations and academic researchers, especially new investigators and trainees, and encourages applications from those newly interested in agricultural health and safety research. Projects must target the prevention of injury and illness resulting from agricultural work exposures. 

Applications are open to individuals or groups from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Each project may be funded up to $30,000 (total cost). Proposals addressing mental health, chemical safety, machine safety, and prevention of slips, trips, and falls are especially encouraged in the 2022-23 application cycle. However, any topic of relevance to the GPCAH mission and/or NIOSH priority goals for the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing industry sector is welcome.   

Academic/scholarly research pilot grants

Potential recipients include students, staff, and faculty of academic institutions who are creating new agricultural safety and health knowledge and/or assessing and promoting best safety and health practices. Basic and applied research projects will be reviewed for scientific merit. Proposals are due on December 1. Learn more and view the Academic Track Request for Proposals (RFP) here.  

Community outreach/education pilot grants 

Potential grantees are typically staff members of community-based entities who will develop and deliver evidence-based agricultural health outreach programs. Projects will be reviewed for feasibility, impact, and ability to test innovative outreach/education methods. Concept proposals are due October 14. Proposals are due on December 1. Learn more and view the Community Track Request for Proposals (RFP) here.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenn Patterson, GPCAH Center Coordinator.       


Phone: 319-335-4026