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Grant programme for access to child health for the international community

Applications are now open for the International Community Access to Child Health (ICATCH) grant programme of the Section on Global Health (SOGH) of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Important dates:

Deadline: 08 December 2023

Name of donor : American Academy of Pediatrics

Amount of the grant :  1,000 $ to 10,000 $

Category: Grant

Area(s) of interest
Mental health and crisis support
Young people and adolescents
Food and nutrition

ICATCH grants are designed for paediatricians and other health workers in low- and middle-income countries who need financial and advisory support to plan and implement a project or programme.

Areas of intervention
  • For this grant cycle, they are accepting proposals in the following areas:
    • Physical or developmental disabilities in children
      • Includes developmental delays, early childhood development or congenital or acquired physical disabilities (e.g. blindness, deafness, cerebral palsy, disabilities resulting from conditions such as cerebral malaria, head trauma or seizure disorders, etc.).
      • Note:  they will not fund proposals that only screen for disability; projects that include screening must also include treatment or therapy for the disability.
    • Child and adolescent mental health (from nursery school to age 21)
    • Newborn health (projects must focus on the neonatal period; can follow infants up to the age of 6 months)
      • Note: They will not fund proposals in this area targeting only pregnant women or infants over 6 months of age.
    • Nutrition/Malnutrition (for infants aged 6 months and over up to 21 years). This may include community and hospital-based programmes.
    • Care for children in hospital (infants up to the age of 21)
Information and duration of financing
  • 3-year grants for programmes to improve children's health in low- and lower-middle-income countries (2,000 $ per year for 3 years, total 6,000 $).
  • Financing period From 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2027
Eligibility criteria
  • Grants are awarded to those working in the field of child health in low- and middle-income countries (as the World Bank currently designates them).
  • A project director and a co-director must work together to carry out the programme. The director must live in or near the community where the programme is taking place; the co-director can live in any country as long as he or she is heavily involved in the design and implementation of the proposal over a 3-year period.
  • They welcome applications from paediatricians, other doctors, nurses, midwives, social workers, dentists, community health workers, physiotherapists, health educators - anyone involved in child healthcare or health education for children in low and low-middle income countries. income countries.
  • They will only accept one preliminary application per NGO (non-governmental organisation) or community group.
  • They may accept more than one application from universities and hospitals if the projects are different and submitted by different people.

For more information, please visit the American Academy of Pediatrics .

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