Foundation / Corporation
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (GPCAH)
07/16/18 Close of business
Grants of up to $30,000 to Midwestern USA nonprofits, businesses, units of local or state government and eligible federal agencies, units of local and state tribal government, faith-based organizations, and individuals for health and safety programs for farmers and agricultural communities.
Geographic eligibility includes the states of Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.
The objective of this small grant program is to serve as an incubator for new agricultural health and safety research, prevention, intervention, community outreach, and translation projects that have a high likelihood of leading to more comprehensive projects or activities.
Pilot projects addressing aging workforce, mental health, chemical safety, and machinery and equipment safety are especially encouraged.
Funding for pilot projects is available for the usual categories of NIH grant direct costs including personnel salary and fringe, supplies, equipment, data analysis activities, office expenses, and travel necessary for project completion (travel does not include attendance to trade, technical, or professional association meetings).
Academic track projects:
Academic investigators are encouraged to apply in collaboration with experienced health scientists. Academic track projects should have a specific scientific hypothesis and should aim to advance the state of scientific knowledge relevant to the prevention of agricultural illness and injury.
Community-based outreach and translation projects:
Community-based outreach and translation projects should have an emphasis on the practical application of agricultural health and safety knowledge among agricultural producers for the purpose of preventing agricultural illness and injury. The purpose of these grants is to test new and innovative outreach and educational methods, as well as to simultaneously enhance organizational capacity to address agricultural safety and health needs.
Applications for Community-based outreach and translation projects likely to be funded are those that will result in (1) improved health and/or safety practices or (2) enhanced service delivery by the applicant organization. Applications requesting funds for general operating expenses will not be reviewed.
GrantWatch ID#: 157906
It is anticipated that the GPCAH will fund three or four projects for 2018-19.
The maximum permitted budget for a project is $30,000 total (direct plus indirect).
Project timelines may extend from 12 to 18 months, depending on the scope of the project.
The work scope of funded projects must be completed and all expenses incurred by:
- September 30, 2019 for projects with a 12-month timeline
- March 29th, 2020 for projects with an 18-month timeline
All persons with an interest in agricultural health or safety and appropriate knowledge, skills, and resources are invited to collaborate with an “eligible institution” to prepare an application. “Eligible institutions” include 1) for-profit, non-profit, and public or private institutions, 2) units of local or state government and eligible federal agencies, 3) units of local and state tribal government, and 4) faith- or community-based organizations.
Individuals from under-represented racial and ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Pilot project proposals are accepted from within the nine-state region (Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin) and from Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. Projects from outside this region will be considered to the extent that they address agricultural safety and health issues of relevance to agricultural producers and communities of the upper US Midwest.
The GPCAH encourages applications from new academic/scientific investigators (including graduate students) and those newly interested in agricultural safety and health research. Such investigators are encouraged to apply in collaboration with experienced health scientists. Applications from all investigators will be reviewed, however, regardless of applicant seniority. Academic track projects should have a specific scientific hypothesis and should aim to advance the state of scientific knowledge relevant to the prevention of agricultural illness and injury.
Community-based outreach and translation projects:
In addition to academic investigators, the GPCAH also encourages applications from community-based agricultural safety and health organizations and non-academic health and safety practitioners.
A grant writing webinar will be held on June 6th, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM (Central Time).
Unlike many grant writing seminars that charge fees for participation, this 1 hour webinar is free and open to the public. Participants in the webinar will learn how to formulate an outreach project idea, write specific aims, describe the project’s significance, and develop a program plan. Specific documents like cover letters, budgets, timelines, and letters of support will be explained.
This workshop will be co-hosted by Dr. Jenna Gibbs and Dr. Risto Rautiainen.
To join via Zoom Online, follow the link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/523548695
Or join the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2088986017981148/
Applications must be received by GPCAH staff by close of business on July 16, 2018.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To submit your application or if you have questions regarding whether or not your project requires IRB approval, please contact:
Jenna Gibbs, Center Coordinator
Fred Gerr, Deputy Director
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
University of Iowa College of Public Health
145 N. Riverside Drive, Suite S300 CPHB
Iowa City, IA 52242
USA: Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Michigan; Minnesota; Missouri; Nebraska; North Dakota; Ohio; South Dakota; Wisconsin