CHIPS research team

Rapid Response Funding

The 2021 Rapid Response Funding application submission deadline has passed.

Current Funding Opportunity

WCAHS is seeking proposals for short-term projects that address research, outreach, or educational issues of agricultural health and safety in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and/or Nevada.

Rapid Response and Short-term Funding Opportunity

  • Do you need funds to jump-start an urgent research topic?
  • Do you need extra funding for additional data collection?
  • Do you have a new idea that you want to explore the feasibility of?
  • Are you convening stakeholders to discuss an emerging issue?
  • Are you developing training or outreach materials?


  • Funding requests up to: $15,000 (faculty and organizations); $10,000 students
  • All funds must be expended by September 29, 2021
  • 6–8 projects will be funded


  • Faculty with PI eligibility in the Western region (AZ, CA, HI, NV)
  • PhD students or postdoctoral scholars in the Western region
  • Community organizations

Submission Instructions

Proposals are due on or before the due date: April 2, 2021, 5 p.m. PT. Send all materials in one pdf to:

Required Proposal Items

Abstract written for lay audience

150 words

Project narrative:

  • Background
  • Significance
  • Approach

2 pages

Budget and budget justification:

  • Personnel, supplies, and domestic travel allowed
  • Award limit is for total costs

1 page



Awardees will be expected to participate in WCAHS events and seminars and acknowledge WCAHS in publications, on materials produced, and in presentations by NIOSH grant title and number.

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