Pilot Projects

We offer pilot grant funding following our mission to advance worker health, safety, and well-being. This pilot funding is supported by two grants from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - Center of Excellence for Total Worker Health® and Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC). The pilot funding is used to support innovative research studies and research-to-practice projects in occupational safety and health (OSH) 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.

Individuals cannot apply for both grants unless they submit two distinct projects. 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. While we have two funding mechanisms, we have consolidated the request for proposals into a single process with one review committee.

Projects recommended for funding by the review committee will be assigned administratively to be funded by either the CHWE Center of Excellence for Total Worker Health or the MAP ERC NIOSH grants.​

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Applications for the current funding cycle are due March 29, 2024.

Pilot Project Awards

Center for Health, Work & Environment

Colorado School of Public Health

CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place

Suite W3111

Mail Stop B119

Aurora, CO 80045

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