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Agricultural Health and Safety Emerging Issues Grant Program

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High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
Jun 2, 2019



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
  • Robotics
  • Land-based fish production/aquaculture

Additional topics will be considered, but applications must justify why the topic is an emerging issue.


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

Award ceiling: $25,000
Project period: Projects are short-term, and should be completed by August 15, 2019.

Application process

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

Tagged as
Agricultural health and safety · Environmental health · Mental health · Research methods and resources · Substance abuse · Colorado · Montana · North Dakota · South Dakota · Utah · Wyoming

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