Research Grant


Research Grant

2020 SSH Novice Research Grant

Now Accepting Letters of Intent

The SSH Research Committee is announcing the Call for Letters of Intent for the 2019 SSH Novice Research Grants.  The SSH Research Committee will provide awards of $5,000 to $10,000 to support promising pilot studies.


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

5:00 PM US Central Daylight Time (CDT)


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 3,700, 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 as either first author or contributing author.

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

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

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

Letter of Intent Format

Letters of Intent (LOI) must be submitted to the SSH Presenter Center via an electronic submission form.  Submitters may cut and paste text into the form, but uploaded documents will not be allowed.  Click below to access the SSH Presenter Center.

Application Process

Step 1:

Submit your Letter of Intent (LOI) through the SSH Content Submission site.  You may cut and paste text into the online submission form.

Required Elements:

  • Background/Rationale of the Project (1500 characters, including spaces)
  • Study Hypothesis/Objective (1500 characters, including spaces)
  • Methodological Approach (2000 characters, including spaces)
  • Study Timeline (1500 characters, including spaces)
  • Budget Outline (1500 characters, including spaces)
  • References (No character limit).A bibliography of references to support the research project is encouraged.

SSH Presenter Center

 Step 2:

If selected for further review, investigators will be subsequently invited to submit a full grant application. Notifications will be sent in the fall.  Approximately 10% will be asked to submit a full application. 

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WINNERS - 2019 SSH Novice Research Grant

2019 Novice Research Grant Award:  Pediatric Sepsis Readiness in Latvian Emergency Departments: A Simulation-Based Trial  Principal Investigator:  Reinis Balmaks, MD, Riga Stradins University, Latvia

2019 Novice Research Grant Award:  Examining Relationships of the Simulation Faculty Workload Model  Principal Investigator:  Nikki Blodgett, PhD, RN, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

2019 Novice Research Grant Award:  ESimulation-based Mastery Learning for the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner  Principal Investigator:  Brittany Dahlen, BAN, RN, CCRN-K, CPHON, CPN, Children's Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota

WINNERS – 2018 SSH Novice Research Grant

2018 Novice Research Grant Award:  Determining the interval of training required for competence and creating a Musculoskeletal Workshop with Simulators for Primary Care Physicians in Training  Principal Investigator:  Mary Lan, MD, Trippler Army Medical, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

2018 Novice Research Grant Award:  Does Simulation-Based Teaching Reduce CT Scans in Children with Very Low Risk Head Trauma  Principal Investigator:  Ilana Harwayne-Gidansky, MD, MA, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook, New York, USA. 

2018 Novice Research Grant Award:  Use of Asynchronous Learning & Online Mentoring as a Low Cost Solution to Develop Simulation Educators in Indian Subcontinent  Principal Investigator:  Asit Misra, MD, MEM, OhioHealth Learning, Columbus, OH, USA.

WINNERS - 2017 SSH Novice Research Grant 

2017 Novice Research Grant Award:  Entrustable Professional Activities: Can Simulation be Used to Assess Competency?  Principal Investigator:  Tiffany Moadel, MD, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

2017 Novice Research Grant Award:  How Does Variation of Moulage Authenticity Impact Engagement of Participants in a Simulation?  Principal Investigator:  Jessica Stokes-Parrish, University of Newcastle School of Medicine, Hunter Region, Australia.

2017 Novice Research Grant Award:  Socioeconomic Bias: Impact on Physician Decision-making and Patient Safety.  Principal Investigator:  Heather Tidwell, Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

2017 Novice Research Grant Award:  Implementation of Mental Skills to Enhance Medical Students' Performance.  Principal Investigator:  Nicholas Anton, MS, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. 

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.

WINNER - 2015 SSH Novice Research Grant 

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.

WINNER - 2014 SSH Novice Research Grant

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.

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