Injury and Disease Exposure and Risk Factors Grants

Injury and Disease Exposure and Risk Factors Grants Portfolio

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.

About This Topic

The Foundation is seeking to identify and evaluate exposures and risk factors that lead to the onset or advancement of injuries and diseases among miners. Without this information, pursuing a productive solution can be futile.


Musculoskeletal Disorders

Coal Mining Risk of Arthritis, Including Auto-Immune Rheumatologic Disease

University of California, San Francisco (Grant Number: AFC618-04)

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Coal Mining Employment as a Risk Factor for Rheumatoid Arthritis

University of California, San Francisco (Second Phase Funding Grant AFC618SP-88)


Rheumatoid Arthritis in Hard Rock Underground Miners

University of California, San Francisco (Grant Number AFCTG20-98)