In accordance with its mission, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC) offers grant funding to support projects in occupational and environmental safety and health (OESH). There are two types of OESH projects that the MAP ERC supports through this grant program – scientific research projects and research-to-practice (R2P) projects. Projects will be funded up to a maximum of $17,500.00 for one year. The long-term goals of this grant program are to improve health and safety and reduce risk in the mountain & plains region.
Examples of current and former pilot projects can be viewed on the MAP ERC website
Applicant Eligibility (Investigators from minority and underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.)
Pilot research grants in OESH will be awarded to investigators who fit into one of two categories. The examples listed in each of the following categories are not meant to be comprehensive.
- OESH investigators who are new to the research field in general
- Junior faculty members with research interests in occupational and environmental health and safety
- Graduate research trainees, occupational medicine residents, or postdoctoral fellows in an occupational and environmental health and safety related discipline
- Investigators who have done research in a related discipline AND who have an interest in developing a future in an OESH discipline
- Academic faculty members of any rank who are new to the field of occupational and environmental health and safety research, but who have experience doing high-quality research in a related discipline (e.g. public health, engineering, genetics, medicine, health economics, etc.)
- Researchers in government agencies, community organizations and private companies who can demonstrate themselves to be capable of doing high-quality research independently and without assistance of the Mountain & Plains ERC
Deadline to submit proposals is 5 pm on March 31, 2013.