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Alpha Foundation Announces New Solicitation focusing on Holistic and Multidisciplinary Approaches

The Alpha Foundation announces its fourth solicitation, AFC417, focusing on Holistic Mining Safety and Health Efforts. In contrast to prior solicitations that focused on single investigator grants, the goal of this solicitation is to bring a range of disciplines together to interact and provide a better opportunity through synergistic efforts to solve challenging mine problems.

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Alpha Foundation Announces $2.6 Million for Latest Round of Research Grants

The Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health has announced approximately $2.6 million in additional research grant awards directed towards fulfilling its mission to improve mine health and safety through funding research and development projects by qualified academic institutions and other not-for-profit organizations. The full announcement is available here. Project synopses can

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Announcement of $5.5 Million in Research Grant Awards

The Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health announces approximately $5.5 million in additional research grant awards directed towards fulfilling its mission to improve mine health and safety through funding research and development projects by qualified academic institutions and other not-for-profit organizations. The full announcement is available here.

The Sixth Semi-Annual Report is Published

The Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health, Inc. is pleased to present its Sixth semi-annual report, Attaining Results.  This report provides an update on progress in addressing the Foundation’s vision in collaboration with a growing engagement from the research community.  The full report is available here.

The Fifth Semi-Annual Report is Published

The Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health, Inc. is pleased to present its fifth semi-annual report, Pursuing Innovative Solutions.  This report provides an update on progress in addressing the Foundation’s vision in collaboration with a growing engagement from the research community.  The full report is available here.

Concept Papers Review Progress

The concept papers review by the independent evaluators is in progress, and the Alpha Board is expecting to notify the proposers of the results of the evaluation process during the third week of June. Those invited to submit a full proposal will be provided with submission guidelines and a timeline requiring submission of the full

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Short-Term Research Projects

a) The Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health, Inc announces Short-Term Research Projects. This category encourages new, exploratory and developmental research projects, by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or

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First Call For Proposals

The Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health, Inc. released its first call for proposals on January 18, 2013.  Under this announcement, the Foundation is seeking concept papers in four broad areas: 1) Safety, 2) Health, 3) Safety and Health Management and, 4) Training.  Concept papers are due by March 15, 2013.

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Introductory Stakeholder Meeting

The Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health, Inc. will hold its introductory stakeholder meeting on October 10-11, 2012, in Salon AB at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, WV. The Alpha Foundation was established in April 2012, pursuant to a non-prosecution agreement between Alpha Natural Resources and the United States Attorney’s Office.

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