Help fund the next 10 years of INSPIRE! We are 10 years strong and still growing. As INSPIRE celebrates its 10th Anniversary, help us build on the power of 10. Your donation funds research, builds community, and improves the lives of children by advancing healthcare simulation through the next decade!

Read about our successes this year in our Annual Report

10th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign
Please donate to INSPIRE’s 10th anniversary fundraising campaign. Your gift will help lay the foundation for INSPIRE’s next decade of innovative research. Whether it’s $10, $10,000 or $100,000, please give at whatever level you are able to make this campaign a success!

Thank you for your generosity in supporting INSPIRE!

All contributions are tax deductible and can be made easily and securely through the website.


Your Donation Makes an Impact

We are proud to keep administrative costs to a minimum so that your dollars go directly towards fulfilling our mission to improve lives through simulation science!

Your donation makes a direct impact, enabling INSPIRE members to innovate and investigate cutting edge technologies and techniques to save lives through simulation science.


Ways to Give

INSPIRE fundraising prioritizes direct support for cutting edge research projects and initiatives in the field of healthcare simulation. 

Donations will be applied to projects with the most pressing need. INSPIRE’s nimble nature allows us to excel as an incubator for cutting-edge innovation, and gives us the power to rapidly catalyze the transition from discovery to implementation. Your generous donation allows us to provide the start-up funds needed to bring these ideas to life! Some of our current areas of priority include funding:

  • Pilot studies for cutting edge ideas
  • Travel awards to promote diversity and inclusion
  • Special network-level meetings & projects to address targeted issues
  • Clinical Outcomes in Simulation Award
  • Research Accelerator in CPR Innovation
  • Novice Researcher Award
  • Low-middle Income Member- Travel Award
  • INSPIRE-IPSS Research Fellowship Program
  • Systems of Care award

Donations may be directed towards a specific project, domain of research, or award (e.g. travel award for member from a low-middle income country).  Please reach out to Monica Evans-Lombe at [email protected] if you’d like to discuss options for named gifts, annual giving, endowments, and estate planning. 


Levels of Donation

We are truly grateful for all levels of giving! All donors will be recognized on our website and annual report (unless they choose to be anonymous).  Based on your level of giving, we also have some fun “Spirit-Wear” to share in acknowledgement of your contribution.

Our Sustaining, Visionary and Legacy Donors will be recognized as part of our Benefactor Circle and will be invited to a special event with INSPIRE leadership. Members of our Benefactor Circle receive exclusive opportunities and naming rights for awards.

Initiatives & Projects

INSPIRE projects grow from member-driven ideas. Current areas of high-impact research include:

Pediatric Resuscitation Research:  Our groundbreaking research has directly informed updates to American Heart Association pediatric resuscitation protocols.

Debriefing Research: INSPIRE research has helped develop novel approaches to debriefing such as the PEARLS framework and rapid cycle deliberate practice approach. Our work continues to establish and validate best practices in debriefing for various settings.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Long before the events of 2020, INSPIRE investigators were engaged in pivotal work to study implicit bias and promote diversity and inclusion in simulation education.  Next year this work will take center stage as one of the key research priority areas for the network.

Developing Young Investigators: One of INSPIRE’s greatest successes over the past decade has been its ability to boost the careers of young pediatric simulation researchers.  Through its ALERT program, awards program, and the IPSS-INSPIRE fellowship, these researchers have gained vital skills that they are using to impact the delivery of care around the world. 

Defining the Standards for Simulation Science and Training: In addition to novel projects, INSPIRE has been a thought-leader in defining the state of the art in simulation science.  By developing research consensus statements, reporting guidelines, and forward-looking agendas in such disparate areas as quality improvement, study design, and distance simulation, INSPIRE continues to dramatically impact how the world does simulation-based research.