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.
After an independent review, applicants of selected concept papers will be invited to submit full proposals, with a detailed technical approach and budget. The final selection will be completed in the summer of 2013. Approximately $10 million is committed to this solicitation and it is expected that up to 15 qualified projects will be funded this year.
Complete details of the call for concept papers can be found at www.alpha-foundation.org/callforproposals.html.