2023-2024 Grant Year

Online Information Sessions

All prospective Patient Care Trust Fund (PCTF) applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an upcoming Online Information Session to learn more about this year’s available grants, the application process, and submission deadlines.

About the Patient Care Trust Fund

For over 40 years, CIR’s  Patient Care Trust Fund (PCTF) has invested in the leadership of residents and fellows at NYC Health + Hospitals (H + H) to improve care and safety in the country’s largest public health system.

Through exclusive grant funding and member advocacy, we connect emerging physician leaders with the resources they need to leave their mark on care delivery, residency training, and public health. 

PCTF offers three core grant programs for H + H house staff to obtain medical equipment and training resources, lead clinical and quality improvement research, and implement community-based health projects. During the last grant year alone, PCTF awarded house staff from every NYC H + H facility with over $800,000 in direct grant funding for over 70 high-impact, resident-led initiatives, including:

  • $570,000 for cutting-edge medical equipment, simulation systems, and other health resources to modernize our city’s public health infrastructure, elevate specialty training, and expand access to high-quality, responsive care for all New Yorkers.
  • $121,500 to launch or scale up innovative research, quality improvement, and patient/community advocacy efforts that empower physicians-in-training to advance health equity and address the various drivers of community health and resident wellbeing through multiple modalities.

To learn more about PCTF’s multiple grant offerings for H + H house staff, please join one of our upcoming how-to-apply information sessions in August. Don’t miss out on your chance to secure vital resources for your patients, programs, and hospital communities!

Request for Proposals

The first round of PCTF grant applications will go live here on September 5, 2023. 

All prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an information session before applying. The sessions will cover frequently asked questions and all the basics of submitting a highly-competitive proposal. 


These events are intended for interns, residents, and fellows employed by NYC Health + Hospitals.

Registration is required to attend

The first twenty (20) H + H residents to register and attend an information session will each receive a $30 GrubHub gift certificate!

Each information session will take place on Zoom. You only need to attend one session as the content will be the same. Click on your preferred date/time below to reserve your spot:

Friday, August 25, 2023:

Monday, August 28, 2023:

Tuesday, August 29, 2023:

Wednesday, August 30, 2023:

Thursday, August 31, 2023: 

For more information, contact Michael Velarde, Values-Based Organizing Funds Director, at mvelarde@cirbenefitfunds.org