The Alpha Foundation announces a solicitation for mining safety and health research projects focused on meeting its mission of improving mining safety and health. This new solicitation AFC820, “Projects in Mining Safety and Health Research”, is open to proposals in any of the topics and priority areas that have formed the structure of the Foundation’s portfolio from the beginning as well as suitably justified proposals on topics outside of these areas. Read the full solicitation as well as the list of critical topics of priority here.
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Providing Research Grants for All Mining
The Alpha Foundation supports research at U.S.‐based academic institutions and not‐for‐profit organizations qualifying as exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code. Grantees are required to follow certain guidelines which are provided in this section.
A major aim of the Foundation is to support research projects that have practical implications on mine safety and health for workers, operators, and policymakers. For this reason, a particular emphasis is placed on the early translation and rapid dissemination of project findings. Grantees are required to provide reports during the project, using the required templates for Interim Reports and a Final Technical Report.
All reports as well as any publications or presentations for any Alpha Foundation-funded project must contain the following disclaimer:
Grantee shall ensure that Foundation is clearly identified as a “Project Funder” in all published material relating to the award; however, all such materials shall include a disclaimer as follows: “This study was sponsored by the Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health, Inc. (ALPHA FOUNDATION). The views, opinions and recommendations expressed herein are solely those of the authors and do not imply any endorsement by the ALPHA FOUNDATION, its Directors and staff.