INSPIRE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award

INSPIRE is excited to announce a funding opportunity for investigators in pediatric simulation-based research focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education (INSPIRE) 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 delivery of medical care to acutely ill children and ultimately improve survival from acute illness in the pediatric population.

As a global healthcare simulation community, we must ensure that everyone who receives care and those who learn, teach, and work in clinical environments are treated equitably. For patients, systemic and structural inequities have resulted in clear gaps in care, health outcomes, and quality of life across many underrepresented populations. In the last 18 months, COVID-19 has only underscored and exacerbated many of these disparities. For providers, inequities reduce career satisfaction and limit advancement opportunities for health professionals from historically underrepresented or marginalized communities.

INSPIRE is seeking studies to fund scholarship to address these systemic inequities. This project must be simulation-based and have strong potential for a positive impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Interdisciplinary applicants/teams are strongly encouraged to apply. Projects at every stage of development are welcome, but those with most potential for opening new areas, programs, or future research will be prioritized.

Up to two projects will be funded of a one-year duration with a maximum budget of $10,000 USD. This project must be simulation-based and have strong potential for a positive impact on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
 
Award proposals will be due by 11:59pm EDT on August 31, 2021. 

Thank you,

On Behalf of the INSPIRE Awards/Funding Committee