The Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health has announced approximately $2.85 million in new awards in two areas — technology development and exploratory research focused on mining-related health problems. The research projects are directed towards fulfilling the Foundation’s mission to improve mine safety and health through funding research and development projects by qualified academic institutions and other not-for-profit organizations. For the first time, the Foundation issued two contemporaneous solicitations in February 2017. Both focused on shorter term efforts using new approaches to meet targeted goals and encourage broader participation. Additional information on these new awards can be found here.