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Austin Simulation Center Simulation-Based Research Funding Opportunities

INACSL Grant Opportunities:

  • 2018 Application Period - June 21 till 6:00 p.m. (EST) on November 1, 2017
  • The INACSL “Debra Spunt” Research Grants are designed to fund research that advances the science of simulation in healthcare (in the nursing field) and is related to at least one of the INACSL research priorities:
    • Translational research
    • Evaluation methods
    • Validity and reliability of instruments
    • Ratio of clinical time to simulation time
    • Pre-briefing
    • Use of theory in simulation
    • Measurement of higher order thinking (e.g. clinical reasoning)
    • Faculty development
    • Facilitator competence
    • Communication
  • In the 2017-2018 grant period, competitive reviews will result in the awarding of the following grants: 
    • Two (2) $1,000 grants funded by Laerdal Medical
      • Designed to encourage novice researchers. Priority will be given to first time applicants.
    • One (1) $10,000 grant funded by Chamberlain College of Nursing and DeVry Medical International’s institute for Research and Clinical Strategy
      • Intended to support experienced researchers 

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AHRQ Advances in Patient Safety through Simulation Research Grants:

  • This is an NIH Grant by The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). They are interested in funding projects that develop, test and evaluate various simulation approaches for the purpose of improving the safe delivery of health care.
  • The foremost aim of the announcement is to advance patient safety. Keeping this aim in mind, applications that address a variety of simulation techniques, clinical settings, provider groups, priority populations, and patient conditions are welcomed.
  • Application Deadlines are 5 PM EST on the 25th of January, May, September through 2022

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Josiah H. Macy Foundation Grants:

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Laerdal Foundation Grants:

  • These grants focus on practically-oriented research that contributes to a continued documentation and validation on how the chain of survival concepts may reflect current medical, educational and implementation science.
    • This foundation believes there is a need for improved understanding of factors contributing to educational efficiency and the process of implementing scientific evidence into practice and wish to fund such work.
  • Formal requirements for Applications of Project support
    • Types of expenses for which coverage may be applied
      • Expenses within a period of 12 months from the start of the project
      • No single project shall receive more than $30,000
      • If the total expenses should exceed $30,000, the Board will consider other possible sources of financial support
      • Expenses for equipment and secretarial services will not be covered by the Foundation
  • Application deadline 1 April and 1 October every year.

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