Pilot Projects

We offer two distinct pilot project funding opportunities, the Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC) Pilot Project Awards, and the Total Worker Health® Pilot Project Awards. These separate research grants support innovative studies and research-to-practice projects in occupational health and safety and Total Worker Health (TWH).

The MAP ERC awards support projects that address traditional occupational safety and health topics such as ergonomics, safety, industrial hygiene, toxicology, among others. The TWH awards support projects that address both protection from work-related safety and health hazards and promotion of injury and illness prevention.

The grants are designed to help early-career investigators jump-start their careers and allow for more established researchers from other disciplines to enter the field. Individuals cannot apply for both grants unless they submit two distinct projects.

Applications for the current funding cycle are due March 31, 2023.

MAP ERC Pilot Project Awards

Total Worker Health Pilot Project Awards