Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Workplace Health and Safety Information—Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing


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.

The NEC will fund three $15,000 mini-grants for a one-year research projects.

We are looking for proposals that:           

•             Lay the groundwork for larger, multi-year projects

•             Identify emerging health and safety issues in AgFF

•             Identify innovative and effective means for reducing/eliminating workplace hazards

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 goals of the NEC. The mini-grant application form can be accessed below.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: July 8, 2019. For the selected project, the notice of grant award will be sent August 12, 2019 and the start date for the grant will be September 1, 2019.

HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL: Please send completed proposals, which include 1) the cover sheet, 2) the proposal form without identifiers, 3) the budget form, and 4) a biosketch or CV to Erika Scott, NEC Deputy Director, at

NOTE: Any questions can be directed to Erika Scott by phone or email. All NEC Emerging Issues Mini-grant recipients will need to obtain Human Subjects research approval. Recipients will also be required to share their research results at the annual NEC Research Retreat and to provide a final research report.

2019 Application Materials

NEC Pilot Grant RFA

NEC Pilot Grant Cover Sheet

Budget Example