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UCD Western Center for Ag. Funding Opportunity

Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety - Funding Opportunity

WCAHS is dedicated to improving the health and safety of farmers, farmworkers and their families and communities through multidisciplinary research, education, and community trainings. Agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. and represents one of the largest industrial sectors in California. Download the call for proposals.

WCAHS is seeking proposals that address research, outreach, or educational issues of agricultural health and safety in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and/or Nevada. WCAHS welcomes applications on a wide range of topics relevant to agricultural health and safety.

WCAHS also encourages proposals on the following two topics:  1) night work in agriculture and 2) cannabis worker health and safety. Night work in agriculture occurs for a variety of reasons (daytime heat, pesticide application, preferred time for harvest, etc.), however little is known about its prevalence or specific health and safety risks. Similarly, workers in the cannabis industry may experience a variety of health and safety risks (e.g., ergonomic, pesticide exposure, and other) and little is known about the California worker profile or specific health implications.

Award: Funding for the 2017-2018 academic year. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars may request up to $10,000 Faculty may request up to $30,000.


  • Faculty with PI eligibility in the Western region (AZ, CA, HI, NV)
  • PhD students or postdoctoral scholars in the Western region
  • Applicants from AZ, HI, and NV are encouraged to apply
  • Priority for applications with matching funds
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