GPCAH Pilot Grant Program

An incubator for new agricultural safety and health research.

An incubator for new agricultural safety and health research.

Pilot grant applications will be accepted starting April 2019

The Center funds pilot projects (up to $30,000 per project) intended to promote innovative outreach and reearch efforts to prevent agricultural injury and illness. The pilot program supports both community-based organizations and academic researchers.

Proposals addressing aging workforce, mental health, chemical safety, and machinery and equipment safety are especially encouraged, however, any topic of relevance to agricultural safety and health is within the program’s scope.


Community outreach/education pilot grants

Potential grantees are typically staff members of non-profit community-based entities who will develop and deliver evidence-based agricultural health outreach programs. Projects will be reviewed for feasibility, impact, and ability to test innovative outreach/education methods. Learn more about the project and how to apply.

Academic/scholarly research pilot grants

Potential recipients include students, staff, and faculty of academic institutions who are creating new agricultural safety and health knowledge and/or assessing and promoting best safety and health practices. Basic and applied research projects will be reviewed for scientific merit. Learn more about the project and how to apply. 


Email GPCAH Center Coordinator Jenna Gibbs or call (319) 335-4405.

Congratulations 2017 & 2018 GPCAH pilot grant award recipients!

More GPCAH pilot grants

Find information about all of our community and academic pilot grants here.