ICATCH Application 2022-2025 Grant Cycle
Opens Nov 1 2021 12:00 AM (CDT)
Deadline Dec 14 2021 11:59 PM (CST)
Description

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ACCESS TO CHILD HEALTH (ICATCH) 

2022 - 2025 GRANT CYCLE 

PRELIMINARY APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 


Call for Proposals  


The Call for Proposals outlines important details about the requirements for eligibility, the list of countries in which projects can be carried out, and the types of proposals we will accept this cycle. Please read the Call for Proposals carefully before starting your Preliminary Application.


Eligibility to Apply  


  • Your proposal must be in one of these five areas: 


   1. Physical or Developmental Disabilities in Children

Includes developmental delay, early childhood development, or physical disabilities which are congenital or acquired (e.g., blindness, deafness, cerebral palsy, impairment following conditions such as cerebral malaria, head trauma or seizure disorder, etc.)
NOTE: We will not fund proposals that only carry out screening for disabilities; projects that include screening must also include treatment or therapy for the disability.

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

   3. Newborn Health (projects must focus on the newborn period; can follow-up infants up to 6 months of age)

NOTE:  We will not fund proposals in this area that target only pregnant women, or infants older than 6 months of age.

4. Nutrition/Malnutrition (for infants 6 months and older through age 21 years)

This can include both community and hospital-based programs.  

5. Care of Hospitalized Children (infants to age 21 years)

  • We will accept only one Preliminary Application per nongovernmental organization (NGO) or community group. We may accept more than one application from academic institutions and hospitals if the projects are different and are submitted by different persons.


  • Projects must be carried out in a low- or low-middle-income country (refer to the list on the World Bank website)


  • ICATCH funding cannot be used for research projects. However, quality improvement (QI) projects may be acceptable use of ICATCH funds.
  • A Project Director and a Project Co-Director must be listed on the proposal. The Project Director must live and work in or near the community where the services/training will be offered. The Project Co-Director may live elsewhere. Both are responsible for the direction and completion of the project. 


  • We discourage one-time trainings; if you are considering one-time trainings for health workers at different sites, consider instead training at fewer sites, or even just one site, with repeated follow-up reinforcement trainings with assessments of effectiveness.


Technical Instructions 


  • Please note that you do not need to complete this application all at once; you may stop and save your answers anytime and return to complete the form later. However, once you select “SUBMIT” you will not be able to make further changes.


  • Every box must contain an answer in order for the submission link to work.


  • You must spell out all abbreviations (especially for organization names) the first time used.


  • Your answers are limited to the space provided.  No additional attachments will be accepted. You are, however, encouraged to include in your answers links to active websites directly connected to your project.


Content Instructions 



  • Keep your proposed project simple.  We look more favorably on a simple proposal with a high likelihood of success than a complicated proposal that runs a risk of not being completed as planned.


  • Clearly and concisely describe what you plan to do. Be very specific about what the activities will be.


  • IMPORTANT!  Everyone who will be involved with implementing your project must be brought in on the planning at this stage.  For example, if you will be working with community health workers, or teachers, or nurses you should confirm their interest and ability to participate NOW, and seek their input in this early planning stage. Such partners must agree to participate BEFORE the Preliminary Application is submitted.


Deadline for Preliminary Application:  Friday, December 10, 2021


All Preliminary Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm US Central Time.

(Chicago, Illinois, USA; equivalent to UTC-6 hrs; or Dec 8, 5:59 am UTC; or 06:59 am December 8, West Africa Time).


We will email you (the Director and Co-Director of the proposal) in late January informing you whether or not you have been selected to complete a full application.  Full applications will be due in early March 2022. Grant winners will be notified in May 2022, and funding is awarded in late July 2022.


Questions?   

Please email Ms. Sherri Smith, ICATCH staff, at icatch@aap.org 

It may take a few days to assist you with technical issues, so don’t wait until the last minute.

We look forward to reading your proposal!


ICATCH Application 2022-2025 Grant Cycle


INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ACCESS TO CHILD HEALTH (ICATCH) 

2022 - 2025 GRANT CYCLE 

PRELIMINARY APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 


Call for Proposals  


The Call for Proposals outlines important details about the requirements for eligibility, the list of countries in which projects can be carried out, and the types of proposals we will accept this cycle. Please read the Call for Proposals carefully before starting your Preliminary Application.


Eligibility to Apply  


  • Your proposal must be in one of these five areas: 


   1. Physical or Developmental Disabilities in Children

Includes developmental delay, early childhood development, or physical disabilities which are congenital or acquired (e.g., blindness, deafness, cerebral palsy, impairment following conditions such as cerebral malaria, head trauma or seizure disorder, etc.)
NOTE: We will not fund proposals that only carry out screening for disabilities; projects that include screening must also include treatment or therapy for the disability.

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

   3. Newborn Health (projects must focus on the newborn period; can follow-up infants up to 6 months of age)

NOTE:  We will not fund proposals in this area that target only pregnant women, or infants older than 6 months of age.

4. Nutrition/Malnutrition (for infants 6 months and older through age 21 years)

This can include both community and hospital-based programs.  

5. Care of Hospitalized Children (infants to age 21 years)

  • We will accept only one Preliminary Application per nongovernmental organization (NGO) or community group. We may accept more than one application from academic institutions and hospitals if the projects are different and are submitted by different persons.


  • Projects must be carried out in a low- or low-middle-income country (refer to the list on the World Bank website)


  • ICATCH funding cannot be used for research projects. However, quality improvement (QI) projects may be acceptable use of ICATCH funds.
  • A Project Director and a Project Co-Director must be listed on the proposal. The Project Director must live and work in or near the community where the services/training will be offered. The Project Co-Director may live elsewhere. Both are responsible for the direction and completion of the project. 


  • We discourage one-time trainings; if you are considering one-time trainings for health workers at different sites, consider instead training at fewer sites, or even just one site, with repeated follow-up reinforcement trainings with assessments of effectiveness.


Technical Instructions 


  • Please note that you do not need to complete this application all at once; you may stop and save your answers anytime and return to complete the form later. However, once you select “SUBMIT” you will not be able to make further changes.


  • Every box must contain an answer in order for the submission link to work.


  • You must spell out all abbreviations (especially for organization names) the first time used.


  • Your answers are limited to the space provided.  No additional attachments will be accepted. You are, however, encouraged to include in your answers links to active websites directly connected to your project.


Content Instructions 



  • Keep your proposed project simple.  We look more favorably on a simple proposal with a high likelihood of success than a complicated proposal that runs a risk of not being completed as planned.


  • Clearly and concisely describe what you plan to do. Be very specific about what the activities will be.


  • IMPORTANT!  Everyone who will be involved with implementing your project must be brought in on the planning at this stage.  For example, if you will be working with community health workers, or teachers, or nurses you should confirm their interest and ability to participate NOW, and seek their input in this early planning stage. Such partners must agree to participate BEFORE the Preliminary Application is submitted.


Deadline for Preliminary Application:  Friday, December 10, 2021


All Preliminary Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm US Central Time.

(Chicago, Illinois, USA; equivalent to UTC-6 hrs; or Dec 8, 5:59 am UTC; or 06:59 am December 8, West Africa Time).


We will email you (the Director and Co-Director of the proposal) in late January informing you whether or not you have been selected to complete a full application.  Full applications will be due in early March 2022. Grant winners will be notified in May 2022, and funding is awarded in late July 2022.


Questions?   

Please email Ms. Sherri Smith, ICATCH staff, at icatch@aap.org 

It may take a few days to assist you with technical issues, so don’t wait until the last minute.

We look forward to reading your proposal!


Opens
Nov 1 2021 12:00 AM (CDT)
Deadline
Dec 14 2021 11:59 PM (CST)

Categories
Nutrition/Malnutrition (for infants 6 months and older through 21 years)
Care of Hospitalized Children (infants to age 21 years)
Newborn Health (must focus on the newborn period; can follow-up infants up to 6 months of age)
Childhood or Adolescent Mental Health (preschool to age 21 years)
Physical or Developmental Disabilities in Children