- Does the project address an important agricultural health and safety problem or a critical barrier to the prevention of illness or injury of agricultural workers?
- If the aims of the project are achieved, how will community technical capability, and/or community-based agricultural health practice be improved?
- How will successful completion of the aims change the services, approaches, and methods used by community partners to prevent agricultural illness or injury?
- Are the proposed project leaders well suited to the project?
- If previously without outreach project experience, do they have appropriate competence and training or have they partnered with an outreach specialist?
- If established, have they demonstrated an ongoing record of accomplishments that have advanced the field of agricultural health and safety either locally or nationally?
- Does the application challenge and seek to shift current community-based agricultural health and safety practice paradigms by using new concepts, approaches, methodologies, or interventions?
- Are the overall strategy, approach, and evaluation methods well-reasoned and appropriate to accomplish the specific aims of the project?
- Are potential problems, alternative strategies, and benchmarks for success presented?
- If the project is in the early stages of development, will the strategy establish feasibility and will potentially risky aspects be managed?
- If the project involves research on human subjects, are the plans for 1) protection of human subjects from research risks, and 2) inclusion of minorities and members of both sexes/genders, as well as the inclusion of children, justified in terms of the public health goals and strategy proposed?
- Will the community environment in which the project will be done contribute to the likelihood of success?
- Has the applicant documented access to agricultural workers necessary to implement the proposed project?
Additional Review Considerations
- Is the budget and time to completion justified and reasonable in relation to the proposed project?
- Other than Center funding, are other resources available to the investigators to allow for successful completion of the project?
- Does the proposal promote the collaboration of researchers in the nine-state region?
- Do the investigators have a plan for broader or ongoing application of the proposed services, approaches, and methods beyond those funded by the pilot project?
- Does the proposal include letters of support from named collaborating individuals and/or organizations?