2021-2024 ICATCH grant Cycle open for Preliminary Applications - Deadline Monday 7th December, 2020

10 November, 2020

Greetings Fellow CHIFA members,

We are excited to announce this funding opportunity for child health providers in low/low middle-income countries. The 2021-2024 ICATCH Cycle officially opened last Tuesday—

* The 4 topics for this year remain the same as the 2020-2023 Cycle.

* The simple 2 page Preliminary Application deadline is a month from now, Monday, December 7, 2020 before 11:59 pm CST.

* See below for links to the call for proposal and application links.

Peace and good health,

Ann and Donna

Ann Behrmann MD and Donna Staton MD, MPH

Program Directors, ICATCH grants


Funding Opportunity!

International Community Access to Child Health (ICATCH)

2021 Grant Cycle NOW OPEN!

Grants from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)’s International Community Access to Child Health (ICATCH) Grant Program are now available for child health work carried out in low- and low-middle income countries!

Funding is $2000 per year for 3 years (total $6000). Application requires a Director (must live near the target community) and a Co-Director (who can live in any country).

Applicants need NOT be pediatricians—CHWs, nurses, physical therapists, etc. are welcome to apply.

Funding is not for research — we are eager to support small, simple but sustainable efforts that improve child health.

Topic areas for proposals this year are:

1. Physical or Developmental Disabilities in Children

2. Childhood or Adolescent Mental Health (preschool to age 21 years)

3. Boys’ and Young Men's Health (males up to age 21 years)

4. Newborn Health

Applying is a 2-step process:

Preliminary Applications DUE MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2020 (this is a fairly simple online form)

Full Applications (invitation only) DUE EARLY-MARCH, 2021 (we provide coaching)

Please share this announcement with your colleagues!

See the full Call for Proposals <https://downloads.aap.org/AAP/PDF/Call%20for%20Proposals%202021%20Grant%....

More info is available at the ICATCH website <https://services.aap.org/en/community/aap-sections/international-child-h....

We look forward to reading your proposals!



CHIFA profile: Ann Behrmann is Program Director, International Community Access to Child Health (ICATCH) Grants at the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on International Child Health (SOICH) in the USA. She is working with pediatric colleagues at the University of Wisconsin and also Columbia University and University of Vermont to develop an online Toolkit for Global School Health. She also works in India at the Tibetan Children's Home in Clement Town, near Dehradun to develop a rudimentary school health program, and on a 6 year old lunch and nutrition monitoring program for 200 disabled kids who attend rehabilitation and special education classes at Chingari Trust, Bhopal. Professional interests: School based health in low resource settings, Children with disabilities, Environmental Health, Quality Improvement Projects in low resource settings. atbehrma@wisc.edu