HICAHS Pilot Grants Program

HICAHS Pilot Grants Program

HICAHS is seeking proposals for awards up to $25,000 for the project period October 2019 – August 2020.

The High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS) Pilot Grants program funds innovative research projects that promote health and safety in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industries. Extra consideration is given to projects that directly impact the HICAHS region, which includes Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

Projects in this cycle will be funded at a level up to $25,000 (including 8% indirect costs) for a ~10 month project duration, with an estimated project start date of October 1-15, 2019. All project monies must be spent by August 15, 2020.

Application deadline is  July 31, 2019.


The goals of the HICAHS Pilot/Feasibility Project program are:

  1. Develop new and creative research (basic, applied, translational) related to human health and
    safety in agriculture and forestry within the HICAHS Region (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota,
    South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming);
  2. Build research capacity related to human health and safety in agriculture and forestry;
  3. Foster new, collaborative partnerships among the HICAHS researchers, private industry, and regional and federal government agencies with stakeholder interests in human health and safety in agriculture and forestry.



Eligible pilot research project investigators are:

  • Junior investigators;
  • Graduate research trainees, occupational medicine residents, or postdoctoralfellows;
  • Faculty members of any rank who are new to thefield;
  • Staff from health departments/state agencies and public healthinstitutions;
  • Previous engagement/history with HICAHS is notrequired.

Investigators from minority and underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.


HICAHS is one of eleven national Agricultural Safety and Health Centers sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).