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Our Grant Program

Providing Research Grants for All Mining…


The Alpha Foundation is seeking to award research addressing the root causes of disease, injuries, and fatalities in the mining industry and achieve successful implementation of practical solutions derived from the research effort.

The Foundation is committed to fund projects that explore innovative ideas and concepts, complement existing research efforts and address knowledge or technology gaps in mine safety and health. To this end, cooperative research efforts with mining entities, stakeholder groups and state and federal institutions are encouraged. The Foundation plan is a balanced approach, incorporating a blend of engineering and health science with behavioral science and training, needed to solve mining safety and health problems.

Mine Escape, Rescue and Training

Nothing is more important than the ability to escape from a mine emergency.  This research is focused on several key elements of decision making, communicating, sheltering, and rescue efforts to provide the best opportunity for all miners to escape a mine emergency unharmed.