Fellows for Life Seed Grants
With support from the AMA Foundation
, the Chicago Schweitzer Fellows Program offers seed grants to Fellows for Life who are interested in beginning, sustaining and/or building on innovative community projects that help underserved Chicago communities.
Grants are provided in amounts up to $2000 to Fellows for Life and their partners. Eligible projects address a community need over a 1-year time period and include the involvement or collaboration of a medical student, physician or physician organization. Projects should also promote interdisciplinary collaboration.
Request for Proposals (RFPs) will be released each December and May via the Fellows for Life email listserve.View the January 2014 RFP Flyer to learn how to apply.2013 FFL Grant Recipients Included:
- Fasika Alem and Edleda James, who expanded the Ethiopian Community Association of Chicago’s Elderly Program to include physical activity components.
- Carmen Cancino, Stephen Addington, and Ayodele Oke, who continued the "Young Doctors Club," a pipeline program that engages youth in health and science at the Lawndale Community Church.
- Jamila McClinton, who implemented a healthy lifestyles literacy program for "Ladies of Virtue" participants.
- Jill Rosno, MD, who developed health educational materials appropriate for low literacy levels and non-English speakers at the CommunityHealth clinic and trained clinic volunteers how to use the materials appropriately.
- Greg Van Hyfte and Kohar Jones, MD, who expanded a "Community Yoga Project" to include 2 community health centers.
- Hugh Cole and Francois Blumenfeld-Kouchner, MD, to continue and expand support groups for LGBT seniors, eventually to include seniors in the Hispanic LGBT community.
- Chastity Rolling and Ben Preyss, MD, to build upon a teen conflict resolution program in Auburn Gresham.