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High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Pilot/Feasibility Research Projects (HICAHS)

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High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
Jun 30, 2020

Jessica Elf, PhD, MPH

Andreas Neophytou, ScD, MS

Cheryl Beseler, PhD


Funds will be awarded to support projects related to agricultural, forestry, and fishing occupational health and safety research. Applicants must propose pilot or feasibility projects that can be carried out in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, or Wyoming and are aimed to:

  • Develop new and creative research related to improving the health and safety of those working in agriculture or forestry
  • Foster the development of new, collaborative partnerships in agricultural and forestry health and safety
  • Expand research capacity related to health and safety in agriculture and forestry

Examples of past funded pilot/feasibility projects include (but are not limited to):

  • Effects of herbicides on human reproductive health
  • Musculoskeletal disorders in dairy parlor workers
  • Exposures to fine particulate matter during animal feeding operations
  • Evaluating the prevalence of drug-resistant bacteria in dairies
  • Effects of mountain bark beetle infestations on the safety of forestry workers
  • Effects of human exposure to Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria in agricultural dusts on inflammatory and immune responses

Eligible applicants include:

  • Junior investigators with research interests in agricultural health and safety
  • Graduate research trainees, occupational medicine residents, or postdoctoral fellows
  • Faculty members of any rank who are new in the field of agricultural health and safety
  • Staff from health departments/state agencies and non-academic public health institutions

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

Geographic coverage
Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Amount of funding

Up to $25,000 for an 11 month project.

Application process

Application instructions are available on the program website. Applications should be submitted electronically in a single PDF file to

Tagged as
Agricultural health and safety · Occupational health and safety · Research methods and resources · Colorado · Montana · North Dakota · South Dakota · Utah · Wyoming

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