The mission of the AIHA Emerging Economies Microgrant Advisory Group is to provide a fair, structured, transparent, and consistent mechanism for funding education and research projects that promote occupational hygiene in economically developing nations.


The vision of the Group is to expand occupational hygiene awareness and capacity globally to reduce the risk of injury, illness, and fatality to workers in nations with the fewest resources.


Established in 2018, the AIHA / IAC Emerging Economies Microgrant Program was created to increase understanding and build occupational hygiene capacity in developing nations worldwide. Microgrants are funded by the Association each year and carry the full support of the AIHA Board; their importance is reflected in the AIHA 2022-24 Strategic Plan (Advancement & Dissemination of Knowledge).

Created as a Subcommittee of the AIHA International Affairs Committee in 2022, AIHA created the Emerging Economies Microgrant Advisory Group to solidify the program and establish a permanent fund to build upon over time. Please review the AIHA Emerging Economies Microgrant Advisory Group Charter for a detailed description of the purpose and objectives, timelines, group composition, and roles/responsibilities.


The process of selecting new advisory group members begins with an open call for applications for the AIHA membership. Applications are reviewed, and the officers make selections for the advisory group. Selections are made to ensure that the committee maintains as broad a diversity of representation as is reasonably possible.


Members are expected to:

  1. Attend periodic conference calls throughout the year
  2. Conduct activities under relevant AIHA policies, procedures, and priorities
  3. Periodically review the AIHA strategic plan to determine whether this group is effectively supporting AIHA's mission
  4. Provide documentation from all stages of implementation of the strategy


  1. Quarterly (each lasting 1 to 1 ½ hours)
  2. Individual work on behalf of the group (4 to 8 hours/quarterly)
  3. Email correspondence as needed


  1. Accountable to the AIHA Board of Directors
  2. Agree to uphold and abide by the AIHA Bylaws, Conflict of Interest, and Code of Conduct policies


Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 28, 2022.

Our goal is to notify applicants within 3 weeks of the deadline. If we do not receive a sufficient number of applicants, this open call may be extended. Thank you for your interest.


Please contact Gouhar Nayeem, AIHA Specialist, Membership Marketing.