Funding Opportunities

The following are current funding opportunities in agricultural safety and health from UMASH partner organizations, agricultural safety and health organizations and educational institutions.

If no opportunities are listed, please check back soon.


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. Application deadline is August 14, 2017.


Ag Safety Grants up to $20,000 Offered by National Children's Center

nccProposals are now being accepted for mini-grants up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. The National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety plans to award three grants. Application deadline is August 16, 2017.


Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) Pilot/Feasibility Projects Program Request for Proposals

cs-cashThe Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) is now accepting applications for their pilot/feasibility projects program.   These projects can lead to the development of new and creative research, prevention, intervention, outreach, education, evaluation, or translation findings and outcomes. They can explore new activities or directions, or take advantage of special opportunities. Pilot project duration is limited to 18 months and funding is limited to $20K per project. Pilot projects are primarily intended to assist investigators to obtain pilot data that can be used in pursuing support through other funding mechanisms. Projects must be conducted in or be designed to reach agricultural communities in the CS-CASH 7 states region: ND, SD, IA, MN, NE, KS, MO. 

Letter of intent due date: July 28, 2017.  Application deadline is August 25, 2017.