INSPIRE Funding Awards

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

The submission portal for the INSPIRE Funding Awards is now open. Submissions will close on Saturday, August 31, 2024, at 11:59 PM ET (3:59 AM UTC). 

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 Emotional Safety and Family-Centered Care Award:

Three proposals for research related to emotional safety in pediatrics will be funded for a one-year duration with a maximum budget of $15,000 USD total. INSPIRE Emotional Safety Award RFP

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


INSPIRE Research Award: 

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. 

One proposal for broad research will be funded for a two-year duration with a maximum budget of $30,000 USD total. INSPIRE Research Award RFP


INSPIRE Micro-Awards: 

INSPIRE is offering small project micro-awards for INSPIRE investigators with ongoing projects that require some additional funding for discrete, well-defined needs to complete the project. Awards will be given for up to $2,000 each.  INSPIRE Micro-award RFP 2023


Grant Writing Resources

Please check each Request For Proposal document thoroughly for application instructions.

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