Not accepting applications.
The HICAHS Pilot Grant Program has been suspended. We will not be releasing an RFA or funding any projects in 2023-2024.
The HICAHS Pilot Grants Program funded innovative research projects that promoted worker health and safety in the agriculture, forestry, or fishing industries. This funding opportunity was targeted to students, post-docs, junior investigators or investigators new to occupational safety and health in agriculture.
This research pilot grant program has been highly successful, leading to the generation of federally-funded R01 grants, the development of new educational materials and intervention techniques, the training of student and junior investigators and publication of peer-reviewed journal articles and conference presentations.
Recent Research and Pilot Grant Recipients:
- Paper-based Analytical Device for Detection of PFAS in Agricultural Waters – Ruth Menger, PhD candidate, Colorado State University
- Factors Contributing to Sex Differences in Mice Inhaling Aspergillus fumigatus – Sumali Pandey, PhD, Minnesota State University Moorhead
- Nasal Swabs Show Promise as a Biomonitoring Tool for Extrathoracic PM Exposure – Joemy Ramsay, PhD, University of Utah
- Antimicrobial Resistant Genes of Salmonella enterica from Dairy Farm Worker Clothing & Environment – Sangeeta Rao, PhD and Nora Jean Nealon, PhD, DVM candidate, Colorado State University
Similar Funding Opportunities
Many NIOSH-funded centers provide pilot/feasibility research funding. See below for opportunities that overlap with the HICAHS region.