Donor-Funded Training

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has funding available to provide financial support for all types of critical care training for organizations in developing or impoverished nations and in underserved areas of the United States. Qualified applicants may receive SCCM funding support to pay for any training-related expenses including course licenses, textbooks, and eBooks, as well as associated shipping costs.

Learn how to provide support for critical care training through donations to SCCM. 

Apply for a Donor-Funded Training Program
 

Apply Online

SCCM financial awards will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. A maximum of 10 training programs will be funded per fiscal year (October 1 through September 30). If all financial awards for a fiscal year have been distributed, a site may reapply for the next award cycle. A site may receive an SCCM financial award only once.

For a project to be eligible, it must meet the following criteria:

  • The sponsored course will benefit patients and healthcare workers in underserved areas of the United States or developing or impoverished nations (see attached list of eligible countries). An underserved area is defined as: 1) an area served by a critical access hospital or 2) a hospital in a community that is subject to barriers that deny or limit access to critical care services.
  • The training will provide a sustainable program for improving patient care in the local community.
  • The sponsor is a nonprofit organization in the United States, a nonprofit hospital in the United States in a medically underserved area, an international critical care organization, or a hospital outside the United States in an eligible country.
  • An SCCM-approved consultant must consult and support the training.
  • The course sponsor(s) must be willing to provide a training summary that will be published in SCCM’s publications.

SCCM financial awards cover the following expenses for any type of SCCM training program:
  • License fee
  • Up to 32 learners (including textbooks or eBooks). Slots for additional learners may be purchased at cost.
  • Administrative and course materials, including pre- and posttests, slides, skill station guidelines, and administrative forms
  • Shipping costs associated with textbooks
SCCM financial awards do not cover the following expenses:
  • Travel expenses for faculty
  • Equipment necessary to establish skill stations

On receipt of completed applications, SCCM staff and committee leadership will review each application and select the recipients.

Inquiries should be directed to SCCM Hospital Relations Manager Kenneth Klarich
 
The following countries meet the criteria for impoverished or developing nations. This list was developed with reference to the World Bank’s List of Economies (2017).
 

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central Africa Republic
Chad
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Congo, Rep.
Costa Rica
Côte d’Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Gaza
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Iran
Iraq
India
Indonesia
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea, DPR
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Samoa
São Tomé and Príncipe
Senegal
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and Grenadines
South Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela, RB
Vietnam
West Bank
Western Sahara
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe