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Small Grants Program


Submissions due by July 7, 2021

Through our small grants program, researchers and occupational health and safety specialists are provided the opportunity to partner in their work with the Northeast Center. The program supports Northeast-based projects that identify emerging occupational health and safety issues or develop solutions to mitigate occupational hazards in agriculture, forestry and fishing.

Our 2021-2022 program will fund two $25,000 mini-grants for one-year research projects.

We are looking for proposals that:

  • Lay the groundwork for larger, multi-year projects.
  • Identify emerging health and safety issues for those who work in agriculture, forestry and fishing.
  • Identify innovative and effective means for reducing/eliminating workplace hazards.
Application Materials
Eligibility Criteria


To be eligible, research or outreach activities should be conducted in ME, MA, NH, VT, CT, RI, DE, NY, PA, MD, NJ, or WV.

Preference will be given to proposals that support the Northeast Center’s priority areas:

  • Agriculture– machinery and livestock safety
  • Logging– machinery safety and slips, trips and falls
  • Fishing– falls overboard and vessel disasters

key dates

Submission Deadline: July 7, 2021

Notification to Grant Recipients: August 9, 2021

Grant Period: September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022

completed proposals should include
  1. Cover sheet
  2. Proposal form
  3. Budget form
  4. Biosketch or CV

Send completed proposals to Cindy Levene, Administrative Research Coordinator, at .

Previously Funded Projects

“Plain Community COVID-19 Informational Booklet Intervention.” Kay Moyer, RN, PennState Extension


“Safety Opportunities for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Agriculture.” Judd Michael, PhD, Pennsylvania State University


“Air Quality Assessment of Living Quarters and Confined Spaces Onboard Commercial Fishing Vessels.” Christian Salmon, D.Sc, MSEM, CPE, PMP, RMP, Western New England University


“Determining the Occupational Health and Safety Needs of Farmers Over 60.” Richard J. Brzozowski, PhD, University of Maine, Cooperative Extension


“Training Techniques for Teaching Ag Safety and Health to a Multigenerational Workforce.” Linda Fetzer, MS, and Serap Gorucu, PhD, Pennsylvania State University


“Biologically Active Exposures as Potential Risk Factors for Respiratory Dysfunction Among Farm Workers and Their Children.” Meghan F. Davis, DVM, MPH, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


Contact Cindy Levene:  (800-343-7527) or


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