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Agricultural Health and Safety Emerging Issues Grant Program

High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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 use/misuse
  • Extreme weather/climate change
  • Distracted machinery operation
  • Labor issues, particularly labor shortages and high turnover
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Robotics
  • 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
Geographic coverage
Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming
Amount of funding

Up to $25,000.

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Email completed applications in a single PDF file to

Tagged as
Agricultural health and safety · Chronic respiratory conditions · Environmental health · Hearing impairment · Infectious diseases · Mental health · Research methods and resources · Substance use and misuse · Colorado · Montana · North Dakota · South Dakota · Utah · Wyoming

Organizations (1)

  • High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, view details

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