Agricultural Health and Safety Emerging Issues Grant Program
The application period for the Emerging Issues Grant Program is still open, but limited funds remain. Contact Dr. Morgan Valley prior to submitting an application.
Morgan Valley, PhD
The Emerging Issues Grant Program provides funding for short-term projects for emerging agricultural health and safety issues that are defined as health risks that are new or have rapidly expanding impact in the immediate or near future.
Emerging issues that have been identified include:
- Mental health
- Substance abuse/misuse
- Extreme weather/climate change
- Distracted machinery operation
- Labor issues, particularly labor shortages and high turnover
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Silica exposures
- Hearing conservation
- Land-based fish production/aquaculture
- Issues related to youth on the farm
- Zoonotic diseases, including COVID-19
- Connections between animal, environmental, and human health
Additional topics will be considered, but applications must justify why the topic is an emerging issue.
Eligible applicants may include, but are not limited to:
- 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
Up to $25,000.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.