Pilot Grant Writing Webinar

Does your organization have a community-based outreach or educational project aimed at improving health and safety of agricultural workers or rural populations?  Have you ever considered applying for a pilot grant to help fund your work and test new, innovative, outreach methods?

We invite you to participate in a webinar, “Pilot Grant Writing Tips for Community Based Organizations”.  Individuals from community organizations, extension, health care providers, and students from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend.  The webinar will be held on June 6th 2018 from 12- 1 pm (Central Time).  To join via Zoom Online, follow the link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/523548695

Or join the Facebook Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2088986017981148/

The SLIDES and notes presented during this webinar are available this LINK.

Unlike many grant writing seminars that charge fees for participation, this 1 hour webinar is free and open to the public. Participants in the webinar will learn how to formulate an outreach project idea, write specific aims, describe the project’s significance, and develop a program plan.  Specific documents like cover letters, budgets, timelines, and letters of support will be explained.

This workshop will be co-hosted by Dr. Jenna Gibbs and Dr. Risto Rautiainen.  Dr. Gibbs is the current pilot project coordinator at the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health at the University of Iowa, and Dr. Rautiainen is the current Center Director of the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health at the University of Nebraska. Both programs offer yearly pilot grants to community-based organizations working to improve the health and safety of agricultural workers.

Please note:  This workshop will be most informative to individuals who work in agricultural safety and health, since most examples will highlight activities to prevent injuries and illness in the agricultural working population.  However, regardless of your background—the grant writing tips may be informative.  All are invited to attend!

If you have questions regarding the webinar format (Zoom), the pilot project programs, or the content, please email Dr. Gibbs at jenna-gibbs@uiowa.edu.