Funding Awards

INSPIRE is excited to announce 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.

We are announcing the following awards:

  • INSPIRE Research Award: One proposal for broad research will be funded for a two-year duration with a maximum budget of $20,000 USD total.
  • 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 with a maximum of $7,000 USD each.

These projects must be simulation-based and have strong potential for a positive impact on healthcare delivery processes and outcome. Award proposals will be due on October 15, 2022 by 11:59pm EDT.

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