The Northeast Center (NEC) is one of eleven regional NIOSH research and outreach centers dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, fishermen and foresters in the United States. To meet these objectives, we collaborate with organizations throughout the Northeast to identify emerging occupational health and safety issues and develop solutions to mitigate identified occupational hazards.

Our Pilot Project Program is intended to lay the groundwork for larger, multi-year projects, identify emerging health and safety issues in agriculture, forestry, and fishing, and identify innovative and effective means for reducing or eliminating workplace hazards.

To be eligible, the research or outreach activity must take place in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, or New Jersey.

The NEC will be offering one $15,000 pilot grant for 2017. The request for proposals (RFP) will be posted by April 2017. Applications will be due on or before July 10, 2017, with the selected project beginning September 1, 2017.

Contact Erika Scott with any questions regarding the Pilot Project Program.

Erika Scott, PhD

NEC Deputy Director

(800) 343-7527


2017 Application Materials

NEC Pilot Grant RFA

NEC Pilot Grant Cover Sheet

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