Funding Awards

Each year INSPIRE gives out broad funding opportunities for investigators in pediatric simulation-based research.

The International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education was established in 2011 from a group of simulation-based pediatric researchers from a variety of disciplines looking to improve collaboration, mentorship, and productivity. Our mission is to improve the lives of children through healthcare simulation science.

INSPIRE is united in its desire to improve performance, foster innovation, and reduce errors in patient care via rigorous pediatric simulation-based research using all types of simulation tools (computer screen-based simulators, task trainers, human patient simulators, virtual reality, hybrid devices, and standardized patients).

INSPIRE is seeking studies that are both innovative and have strong potential for a positive impact on healthcare delivery. INSPIRE is proud to announce broad funding opportunities for simulation-based research in pediatrics.

Check back in fall 2023 for updates and information on 2023 INSPIRE Funding Awards

INSPIRE offers funding for the following awards:

  • INSPIRE Research Award: One proposal for broad research will be funded for a two-year duration.
  • INSPIRE novice and LMIC investigator awards: Up to two proposals focused on smaller research projects for novice investigators and investigators from low- and middle-income countries will be funded for a two-year duration.

These projects must be simulation-based and have strong potential for a positive impact on healthcare delivery processes and outcome.

Thank you,
On Behalf of the INSPIRE Awards/Funding Committee