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The IPAF Board of Directors will consider awarding a grant for specific programs that are focused on children’s health and well-being. Programs considered for funding by the IPAF must advance child health by meeting one or more of the following criteria:

  • Directed toward children and adolescents
  • Explore emerging or urgent child health issues
  • Provide education and/or training on child health issues
  • Provide emergency support for child health to areas affected by natural and man-made disasters
  • Critical planning issues in child health

  • In addition, funding requests must:

  • Provide a statement of problem/issue the project will address
  • Have a clear, defined scope of work
  • Document results or meaningful outcomes
  • Have a clear budget and timeline
  • Describe the population served
  • Provide a clear and concise plan for project evaluation with outcome measurement that shows potential for meaningful change
  • List additional sources and amounts of support if any
  • Demonstrate how they will work with the IPA Member National/Regional/Country Pediatric Medical Society

  • Highest priority will be given to proposals that:

  • Address priorities identified by the IPAF Board of Directors
  • Address emerging and urgent issues
  • Explore innovative models and approaches
  • Is sustainable without relying on IPAF long-term continuation of funding
  • Outlines opportunities for leveraging IPAF funds with other funding sources
  • Have potential impact on larger numbers of children
  • Seed money to help launch new programs

  • IPAF will not make grants directly to:

  • Individuals
  • Requests for capital greater than $1000
  • Support ongoing general, operating, staffing or administrative expenses