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Grants to USA Individuals in Midwest States
for Agricultural Health and Safety Research

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Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health

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Deadline Date:

08/02/15 Close of business


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Grants of up to $20,000 to Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin scholarly researchers for new agricultural health and safety research. An optional letter of intent is due July 6. Priority is given to prevention, intervention, community outreach, and translation projects that have high likelihood of leading to more comprehensive projects or activities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157907

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Each award will be for a maximum duration of 12 months.

Funds will become available September 30, 2015.

The work scope of funded projects must be completed and all expenses incurred by September 29, 2016.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All persons with an interest in agricultural health or safety and appropriate knowledge, skills, and resources are invited to apply. The Great Plains Center especially 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 more experienced health scientists.

The Great Plains Center serves the nine-state region of Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin. Proposals for a pilot project from outside of the region may be accepted if the proposals address agriculture safety and health hazards that are known to exist within the region.

Pre-Application Information:

It is strongly recommended that applicants either discuss their proposal with Fred Gerr, Center Director (319-335-4212 or or submit an electronic letter of intent by July 6, 2015. The letter of intent should briefly describe the project, the target population, and project activities/procedures.

Proposals should conform to standard NIH guidelines for research proposals and be formatted as follows:

Required Sections:

1) Cover Letter (limit 1 page)
(Signed and on official organization letterhead)

2) Front page (limit 1 page)
(Date, title, investigator,/organization name(s), affiliation, and project summary (150 word limit). On your front page, please include the following statement:
This pilot grant application is not currently under review by and other grant administering program. If I submit this pilot grant application (or an application with similar aims) to another funder while it is under review by GPCAH, I will notify GPCAH. I understand that failure to comply with this policy is grounds for rejection or the application and withdrawal of any funds that may be awarded.

3) Research or program plan (limit 5 pages)
A. Specific Aims
B. Background and significance to agricultural safety and health.
C. Preliminary studies
D. Methods or approach and anticipated benefits to agricultural health
E. Evaluation plan

4) Potential for future funding and plans for dissemination of results (limit 1 page)

5) References (no page limit)

6) Budget and budget justification (limit 2 pages)

7) Timeline and milestones (limit 1 page)

8) Biographical sketch (limit 2 pages per investigator)
(PHS 398 format) for each investigator (if applicable)
A. Graduate students must include a letter of support from a faculty member
B. Collaborative relationships must include a letter from the collaborator affirming his/her willingness to collaborate on the project.

Email one copy of the full application and attachments, as well as a cover letter signed and on official organization letterhead to: Proposals submitted electronically must be received by Great Plains Center staff by the close of business on Sunday, August 2, 2015.

By the close of business on Monday, August 17, 2015, send a signed original cover letter and one paper copy of the full application with attachments to the address below.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Fred Gerr, Center 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

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USA: Illinois;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Minnesota;   Missouri;   Nebraska;   North Dakota;   South Dakota;   Wisconsin

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