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SCCM’s research grants are awarded each year to critical care professionals seeking funding to advance critical care.
Obtain funding for projects that advance critical care. The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s research grants offer opportunities for established and junior researchers. Research priorities include projects that address:
Two SCCM-Weil Research Grants of $50,000 each are awarded annually to SCCM Professional or Select members for basic, translational, or clinical research.
Grants totaling $100,000 will be awarded annually to to SCCM Professional or Select members.
You must be an SCCM Professional or Select Member to apply for the SCCM research grants and section Congress scholarships. Join SCCM or upgrade your membership at any time.
In addition to specific criteria for each grant, all SCCM’s research grants have these eligibility criteria:
Applications must be completed by the applicant, not by the mentor.
1. Research application (not to exceed six pages, Arial font, size 11 pt or larger):
2. Curriculum vitae or biographical sketch (not to exceed three pages), to include:
3. Justified budget: Use the budget template available for download from the application portal. Include budget requirements.
4. Bibliography (not to exceed 75 sources).
Overview of modifications: If you are resubmitting a previous grant application, submit a one-page overview of the recommended modifications made to the original grant proposal.
1. Publications list (optional): Submit a list of up to five publications from either applicant’s or mentor’s previous work.
2. IRB letter, if applicable
3. For junior investigators (required if you are applying as a junior researcher who is including an SCCM member as research mentor, but optional if you are submitting as a junior independent researcher):
4. Discovery grant eligibility
Any grant proposal that was previously submitted for any SCCM grant and not selected may be resubmitted twice. Indicate with your resubmission that the proposal is a resubmission. Proposals may be submitted a total of three times. A one-page overview of the recommended modifications to the original proposal must precede the body of the proposal. This one-page overview does not count as part of the body of the proposal.
Applications will be reviewed and scored by the SCCM Review Committee. Each application will be assigned to a group of reviewers. Proposals will be scored based on scientific merit and the potential to positively impact patient care in the ICU. No special consideration will be given to applicants based on faculty rank or research experience; however, demonstration of an appropriate research environment and strong mentorship is essential for the less-experienced applicant. Applications that do not follow the administrative rules will be returned to the applicant without committee review.
The grants are scored on a scale of 1 to 9, with 1 being exceptional and 9 being poor.
After the review and scoring process is completed, the Review Committee will select the recipients. Final grant recipients are selected by the SCCM Secondary Review Committee. Grant recipients must be approved by SCCM’s Executive Council. Grant recipients are expected to provide a summary of research progress and a financial report after the award is funded, similar to that required by NIH, as well as an update two years after the award is funded. Grant recipients are also required to submit a poster abstract within three years of the grant receipt for blind review for presentation at SCCM’s annual Congress. A second copy of the abstract must be submitted to the Review Committees via the SCCM Executive Office.
SCCM policy states that companies are not permitted to select or influence the award process or selection of recipients. SCCM will appoint independent committees to select grant recipients based on peer review of proposals.