This is the application portal for the Patient Care Trust Fund (PCTF) of the Committee of Interns & Residents/SEIU Healthcare (CIR/SEIU).

One of CIR's oldest and largest patient care funds, the PCTF is a collectively-bargained resource available exclusively to interns, residents, and fellows employed by NYC Health + Hospitals or by Mt. Sinai at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst.

You can find all open grant applications and their requirements below.


Founded in 1981 by CIR members, the Patient Care Trust Fund (PCTF) is a resident-led foundation dedicated to improving patient care and safety in the NYC public health system. Each academic year, the PCTF provides eligible house staff with dedicated funding for clinical research, medical equipment, educational materials, community-based initiatives, and more. Through grants and member engagement, we ensure that residents in every specialty have a powerful voice to enhance residency, reduce health disparities, and advance quality care for all New Yorkers.

Please use this form to submit requests for your PCTF Grant funding related to the following grants. You will be asked for basic information related to your grant, budget, and request. Please have your grant ID handy (found in your original grant award letter).

- Equipment/Educational Materials Grant

- Research/Community Project Grant

- Holiday Grant

Contact PCTF staff at pctf@cirbenefitfunds.org or 917-985-1560 with any questions or to follow up on requests. 

Patient Care Trust Fund