Pilot Grant Projects

Call for letters of intent and proposals

Nature and Human Health-UT was established in 2020 to provide an arena in which people from many sectors of society can explore and share the critical interactions between nature and human health.

our mission

To articulate and foster critical links between nature and human health by providing a collaborative arena in which representatives of diverse societal sectors can equitably engage, share ideas, formulate actions, and implement solutions.

our vision

All Utahns to understand the critical links between people and nature, and help to ensure those critical links are accessible to everyone in our community.

An anonymous donor has provided up to $40K funds to support pilot projects that relate to our mission and vision. No single project should exceed $10K. Budgets should reflect actual needs of the proposed project.


Individuals, collaborating groups, non-profit organizations, public and private educational organizations, federal, state, local agencies and tribal governments are encouraged to apply. No match is required.

General Criteria

Pilot Grant proposals must: focus on a topic that draws upon multiple disciplines or approaches that address a pertinent question that concerns the relationships between nature and human health, be cost-effective; lead to future work that extends or sustains the proposed activities; and will be shared with the broader community. Eligible projects may occur anywhere. Preference will be given to projects within Utah and the Intermountain West. Preference will also be given to projects that pull in two or more disciplines (e.g., medicine and nature history); or societal sectors (outdoor recreation and ecosystem health).

Time Schedule

  • Letter of Intent (LOI) due: March 17, 2022
  • Match-making Event: March 28, 2022
  • Full proposals due: May 24, 2022
  • Awards announced: June 15, 2022

Contact: Pamela Giebler at natureandhealthgroup@gmail.com