Research Grant

2017 SSH Novice Research Grant - Applications Open!

The SSH Research Committee is announcing the open Call for Applications for the 2017 SSH Novice Research Grants.  During last year’s grant submission cycle we received over 70 Letters of Intent. Given this high demand by our membership, for 2017 the SSH Research Committee will provide two awards of $5,000 and two awards of $10,000 to support promising pilot studies.


The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) was established in January 2004 to represent the rapidly growing group of stakeholders who utilize a variety of simulation techniques for education, assessment, and research in health care. The membership, now over 3,000, is united by its desire to improve healthcare worker performance and reduce errors in patient care using all types of simulation tools including computer screen-based simulators, task trainers, human patient simulators, virtual reality, hybrid devices, and standardized patients. We are a broad-based, multi-disciplinary, multi-specialty, international society with ties to medical specialties, nursing, allied health paramedical personnel, technologists, and industry.  

Grant Objectives

Methodologically sound simulation-based research projects using quantitative, qualitative or hybrid approaches are sought. Studies that are both innovative and have strong potential for a positive impact on the simulation field are encouraged. The potential impact on the applicant’s career is also considered.

Applicant Eligibility

The main objective for the provision of these grants is to support novice investigators. Criteria for eligible investigators are as follows:

Eligible applicants should have received no more than $10,000 in grant funding in the past.

Eligible applicants must have less than five peer-reviewed publications in total.

Eligible applicants must have completed training in the past five years.

Eligible applicants must have less than five years of research experience.

**Only one project submission will be accepted from each Principal Investigator.

Application Process

Step 1:

Submit your Letter of Intent (LOI).  The LOI must be no more than 4,000 characters, including spaces. 

References are encouraged, and will not be included in the final character count.

Letters of Intent must be entered into the SSH Presenter Center.  You may access the Presenter Center using the following link:

SSH Presenter Center

To be considered for review, Letters of Intent must be submitted no later than Monday, Oct 10, 2016 at 5:00 PM US Central Standard Time (CST).

Step 2:

If selected for further review, investigators will be subsequently invited to submit a full grant application. Notifications will be sent on October 24, 2016.  Approximately 10% will be asked to submit a full application.

WINNERS - 2016 SSH Novice Research Grant

2016 Novice Research Grant Award:  De-escalating Angry Caregivers: RCT for Pediatric Trainees Using an SP Curriculum.  Principal Investigator:  Sarah Hillgenberg, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA.

2016 Novice Research Grant Award:  Performance of an ED In-Situ Simulation Program Designed to Improve Sepsis Care.  Principal Investigator:  Lillian Wong, MD, Institute for Advanced Simulation and Learning (IMSAL), Bronx, New York, USA.

Previous Winners

2015  Novice Research Grant Award:  Defining the Learning Curve for the Digital Labor Cervical Exam.  Principal Investigator:  Joshua F. Nitsche, MD, PhD, Wake Forest School of Medicine,Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

2014  Novice Research Grant Award: Interprofessional education in pharmacology using high-fidelity simulation.  Principal Investigator:  Brittney Meyer, PharmD, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, USA.

For questions, please contact the SSH Office of Continuing Education


SSH Office of Continuing Education

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