Society News Archive

2 September 2014
$300,000 ASSE Research Grant

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation Research Program has announced the creation of a landmark $300,000 grant to fund the development of knowledge in the safety and health sciences.

In alignment with the foundation's mission, this grant will provide an excellent opportunity for scholars and researchers to perform groundbreaking studies and bring new ideas to the safety community.

Most importantly, this grant will assist safety and health professionals in mitigating the risks of injury and illness in the workplace.

Those wishing to submit a full proposal must first submit a 5–8 page white paper detailing their proposed research, due 1 October 2014. Proposals should be focused on safety-related topics of the NIOSH-National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA).

The Foundation Research Committee expects to consider 6 to 12 white papers for funding based on their scientific merit, efficacy of the research design, and potential impact of the research results.

Authors of selected white papers will be required to submit full research proposals by 1 February 2015.

To learn more about the Foundation Research Program and specifics about the proposal process, click here.

For further information, contact Brenda Kay Zylstra at