CATCH PlanningImplementation, and Resident Grant Opportunities Available
THE 2017 CYCLE 1 CATCH CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS OPEN
Applications due by 2:00 pm central time July 29, 2016
ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE
A network of pediatricians and pediatric residents is available to help you with everything from proposal development to project implementation. Submit your ideas to your Chapter Facilitators and District Resident CATCH Liaisons as soon as possible and not later than July 15, 2016. Here in DC, you may contact Brian Kit (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nathalie Quion (NQuion@childrensnational.org)
PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION GRANTS
Up to $10,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to individual pediatricians and fellowship trainees to plan innovative community-based child health initiatives that will ensure all children have medical homes, are properly immunized, and have access to health care services not otherwise available in their community.
All pediatricians are eligible to apply regardless of employment setting or retirement status.
Outreach must be to the community at large, not to practice or clinic patients only.
All initiatives should incorporate screening for or connecting children to medical homes, immunization services, and available insurance programs.
Up to $2,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis for pediatric residents to plan and/or implement community-based child health initiatives. Projects must include planning activities or demonstrate completed planning activities, and may include implementation activities.
RESIDENT OBESITY GRANT OPPORTUNITY
The AAP Section on Obesity has partnered with CATCH in the funding of Resident Grants whose primary topic is overweight and obesity, nutrition, or physical activity. The mission of the Section is to improve the health and well-being of children and families by reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity and promoting healthy active living. These grants are part of the general call for proposals and therefore must follow the same application and reporting procedures and meet the same eligibility and selection criteria. Funding for these obesity-specific grants is made possible through the support of the AAP Friends of Children Fund.
Eligibility requirement – postgraduate status
PL-1 or PL-2
PL-3 or below in medicine-pediatrics residency
PL-3 if planning a chief resident year in 4th year
PL-4 or below in triple-board residency
PL-3 residents may apply as co-applicants
*International grant opportunities are available through the I-CATCH Program
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you plan to submit an application naming DC AAP as your fiscal agent, you MUST submit a copy of the application to the chapter prior to submitting the application to the CATCH Committee. Please e-mail your draft application to Nancy Schoenfeld at Nancy.Schoenfeld@aapdc.org at least one week prior to submission of your application.
RESOURCES TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR INITIATIVE
Additional information about CATCH grants can be found here:http://www2.aap.org/catch/funding.htm
The CATCH Planning, Implementation, and Resident Grants are administered by the AAP CATCH Program and are made possible through the support of Pfizer Inc with additional support from individual donations through the AAP Friends of Children Fund.