Apply for a GPCAH $30,000 pilot grant award today and let your agricultural research soar

The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (GPCAH) is now accepting applications for new agricultural health and safety research, prevention, intervention, community outreach, and translation pilot projects that will have lasting impacts on the safety and health of farmers and agricultural workers.

“This year we are especially interested in topics related to chemical safety, mental health, machine safety, and slips, trips, and falls,” said Nate Fethke, GPCAH Deputy Director.

GPCAH invites academic investigators, community organizations, and non-academic health and safety professionals who emphasize practical approaches to preventing agricultural injury and illness to

apply for pilot grant funding. The Center anticipates funding up to four projects, with maximum budgets of $30,000 and timelines of up to 12 months. This year, funding is dependent upon Center renewal.

Applications are open to individuals or groups from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2021, and will be reviewed for responsiveness and potential for agricultural safety and health impact.  Awards will be available October 1, 2021.

Questions? Email Russ Foushee or call (319) 335-4405.

To apply, find more information, and view examples of successfully funded pilot grants, visit