Pilot Funding

Funding Agency:
Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center

Every July, the Central Appalachian Regional Education and Research Center makes available funds for innovative pilot projects in occupational safety and health. Awards may range from $5,000 to $12,000 in total funds (direct plus indirect) and are typically available for short-term pilot studies of up to 12 months duration.

Generally, the CARERC will consider any well-designed research, education, or prevention/ intervention project addressing occupational safety and health concerns in mining, forestry and logging, manufacturing, transportation/trucking, law enforcement, and other hazardous sectors. However, priority will be given to proposals that address the needs of at-risk workers in one or more of 177 Central Appalachian counties. This includes rural counties in eastern Kentucky (54), western North Carolina (29), western Virginia (25), eastern Tennessee (50), and/or southern West Virginia (16).

Deadline: Jun. 1, 2018

Agency Website



Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students
Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Medical - Basic Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

June 1, 2018