The INSPIRE network is excited to announce THREE 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).

To further these goals, INSPIRE is proud to announce the request for proposals for three INSPIRE Awards for 2020:

INSPIRE Awards

1.    The INSPIRE Low/Middle Income Country Research Travel Award – Investigators from low- or middle-income countries will be eligible to apply for a one-time $3,000 USD travel award to travel to an INSPIRE meeting in 2021. Up to four investigators will receive funding. Award proposals will be due by 11:59pm EDT on June 30, 2020. Click here to download the LMIC Research Travel Award application package.

2.    The INSPIRE Research Award – Two projects will be funded of a one-year duration with a maximum budget of $30,000 USD each. This project must be simulation-based and have strong potential for a positive impact on healthcare delivery processes and outcomes. Award proposals will be due by 11:59pm EDT on June 30, 2020. Click here to download the research award application package.

3.    The INSPIRE Novice Researcher Award – One project of a one-year duration with a maximum budget of $10,000 USD. This project must be simulation-based and should focus on innovation that has strong potential for a positive impact on healthcare delivery. Novice investigators with less than 5 years of simulation-based research experience are eligible to apply. Award proposals will be due by 11:59pm EDT on June 30, 2020. Click here to download the Novice Researcher Award application package.

Thank you,
On Behalf of the INSPIRE Awards/Funding Committee, the INSPIRE Scientific Review Committee, and The INSPIRE Executive Committee