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How to Apply

Download the Request for Proposals RFP PP 2014 Final Dec 15.pdfHere 

Applications are due February 28, 2015.


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It Does a Body Good

Dairy parlors are not what they used to be.  To meet the increasing demand for milk and dairy products, the dairy industry has evolved significantly from the "stool and bucket" approach.  Today's dairy parlors are large and industrialized.  In this pilot research project, a PhD student at Colorado State University analyzed the frequency of musculoskeletal injuries occurring among dairy parlor workers.  Now a professor at the University of Texas, Dr. David Douphrate continues to work with dairy producers on ergonomics of dairy parlors.


Pilot Project Program

Research & Funding

Each year, our organization distributes grants to support innovative projects that promote occupational and environmental safety and health (OESH).  We fund pilot research projects, which enhance our scientific knowledge about OESH topics ranging from air sampling techniques to agricultural injuries.  We also fund pilot research to practice (r2p) projects that apply scientific knowledge to real world problems. 

Areas of Emphasis

While we welcome proposals on any topic that can promote worker health, safety and productivity in our region, we encourage proposals related to the following emphasis areas:

  • Native American communities of the mountain & plains region
  • Hispanic and Latino communities in the mountain & plains region 
  • The occupational and environmental health and safety implications of energy production, generation, distribution and use
  • Small businesses 
  • Surveillance of diseases and injuries related to OESH exposures 
  • Projects that evaluate the cost-effectiveness of OESH interventions

Questions about "research" versus "r2p"?  Just ask.

"Research" and "research to practice" are not always distinct from one another. If you are applying to our grant program and you think your project might fit into both categories, please contact us at You can also learn more about NIOSH's Research to Practice Initiative here​.

Applications for 2015

Request for Proposals is available for download RFP PP 2014 Final Dec 15.pdfHere​. Applications are due February 28, 2015.

Examples of Previous Pilot Projects​


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