​Section on Intern​ational Child Health

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​​ICATCH Grants

​​​​ICATCH grants provide both financial and technical support to grant recipients who are developing ​and implementing a program or project that improves child health in their community. Priority is given to applicants from low-income and low-middle-income countries. Funding is $2000 per year for 3 years. ICATCH grants emphasize:

  1. Partnerships with governmental and/or nongovernmental agencies or groups (such as public health centers, schools, faith-based groups or local businesses)

  2. Sustainability and growth of the program beyond the funding period

  3. Expansion of successful strategies to other communities or regions

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ICATCH LogoThe 2018-2019 ICATCH Call for Proposals is now CLOSED. 
(Funding period July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2022)

Please see Preliminary Application information below.
The online SurveyMoney Apply application form will open Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.

NEW THIS YEAR: Applications accepted ONLY in specific areas of child health

For this grant cycle, ICATCH will only accept applications from those whose work is in one of the following areas:

  • Maternal and infant health (infants under 1 year of age)
    This is a broad category and includes any interventions, innovations, clinical care or educational or training programs that improve maternal and/or infant morbidity    and mortality.

  • Childhood injury prevention
    This category includes programs that address the underlying environmental, behavioral or social causes of childhood injury, particularly (but not limited to) educational programs geared toward caregivers. Programs with specific interventions that can be taught, replicated and sustained are encouraged. 

  • Gender-related health issues
    Broadly, this category includes gender-specific healthcare (directed toward girls or boys), reproductive healthcare (for girls or boys), as well as health issues related to gender or sexual orientation.
    Many health problems are influenced or caused by gender related issues. Projects that help raise awareness of these issues among health care workers, or community education projects that help encourage pediatric and adolescent patients to discuss and address gender related health issues are encouraged.

Eligibility to Apply for ICATCH Funding

  • Proposals will only be accepted from those whose work is in one of the above 3 areas of child health

  • Program must take place in a low- or low-middle income country (see list in Call for Proposals)

  • Project Director must live and work near the target community

  • Proposals should provide or improve clinical care or health education and training; ICATCH does not fund research projects.

Further details can be found in the ICATCH Call for Proposals.

How to Submit a Proposal to ICATCH
To preview the ICATCH Preliminary Application, as a Word Document, click here.

  1. Carefully read the Call for Proposals to make sure your idea qualifies.

  2. We are using SurveyMonkey Apply for this year's preliminary applications.
    All applicants will need an AAP ID to apply.
    Applicants do not need to be AAP members. (AAP members can use their existing AAP ID).

    If you need to create an AAP ID, please create an INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNT by clicking HERE. Be sure to select INDIVIDUAL when you create your profile.

    Please select "Individual" when you create your profile.

    Once you have your AAP ID, you can access the ICATCH Preliminary Application at grants.aap.org   

    If you encounter a server error message and are unable to submit your application via Survey Monkey, you can use the word document to write your proposal. To preview the ICATCH Preliminary Application, as a Word Document, click here. Please send the word document to icatch@aap.org by the application deadline.

Deadline for Preliminary Applications is Wednesday, November 14, 2018
(11:59pm in Chicago, Illinois, USA; US Central Time = 06:59am, November 15, West Africa Time).

  1. You will receive a confirmatory email (from noreply@smapply.io) stating that your preliminary application has been submitted.

  2. Look for an email from ICATCH on approximately December 19, 2018 to learn whether or not you have been selected to submit a full application for ICATCH funding.
    Instructions for submitting a full application will be included at that time, and the deadline for full applications will be in early February 2019.

Winners will be announced in May, and funding for Year 1 will be available in July 2019.

Questions & Additional Information

Mr. Rich Peyton | Contact

ICATCH Program
Dr. Ann Behrmann | Contact
Dr. Donna Staton | Contact

Congratulations to our 2018 ICATCH Grant Winners!

Follow-up Clinic of Premature Infants at Mirebalais University Hospital (HUM)
Hermione Risselin Louis, MD & Yoandra Morales, MD

Engaging ethnic communities in rural adolescent health knowledge in Laos
Sally Piper Pillitteri & Bai Soulithan

Sierra Leone
Improving care for children through continuous professional development for nurses
Bomposseh Kamara, RN MSc & Joanne Ferry, MPH

Preventing burn injuries among young children in Mongolia's Ger Districts
Tungalag Namsrai & Galbadrakh Erdenetsetseg, MD PhD

Training Birth Attendants in Palestine to Help Babies Breathe (HBB) during the Golden Minute of Life
Zainab Sulieman, MSN BSN & Nemeh Manasrah, MA BSN

Aid and Assistive Devices for Children with Disabilites
Sister Clara Mulenga and Sister Marjorie Rabecca Mwansa

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