The INSPIRE network is excited to announce five 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 and two Research Accelerator Awards that resulted from the INSPIRE/IPSSW Research Accelerator at IPSSW 2019:

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 $4,000 USD travel award to travel to an INSPIRE meeting in 2020. Award proposals will be due by 11:59pm EDT on September 1, 2019.
  2. The INSPIRE Innovation Award – One project of a one-year duration with a maximum budget of $30,000 USD. This project must be simulation-based and should focus on innovation that has a strong potential for a positive impact on healthcare delivery. Award proposals will be due by 11:59pm EDT on September 30, 2019.
  3. The INSPIRE Patient Safety/Human Factors Award – One project of a one-year duration with a maximum budget of $30,000. This project must be simulation-based and should focus on a patient safety/human factors approach. Award proposals will be due by 11:59pm EDT on September 30, 2019.

Research Accelerator Awards 

Due to generous donations and efforts of the research accelerator hosted by INSPIRE/IPSS in MAY- we have two additional awards this year focused specifically on how to save more lives through simulation research in pediatric resuscitation:

  1. The INSPIRE Research Accelerator Limited Resource Settings Award – One project of an 18-month duration with a maximum budget of $30,000. This project must be simulation-based and should address improvement in the care of children in limited resource settings. Award proposals will be by 11:59pm EDT on September 30, 2019.
  2. The INSPIRE Research Accelerator Systems of Care Award – One project of an 18-month duration with a maximum budget of $15,000. This project must be simulation-based and should address improvement in the care of children through addressing systems of care. Award proposals will be due by 11:59pm EDT on September 30, 2019.