Grants

SCCM offers several grant opportunities for critical care professionals seeking funding for activities that aim to improve care.

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Do you have an idea for furthering the highest quality care for patients facing life-threatening conditions or for improving the delivery of patient-centered care? Put your idea to the test. The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) offers several grant opportunities for critical care professionals seeking funding for activities that aim to improve care. In addition to the SCCM-Weil Research and Norma J. Shoemaker grants, critical care professionals may apply for support from outside funding sources. 

  • SCCM-Weil Research Grant: Two SCCM-Weil Research Grants of $50,000 each are awarded annually to SCCM members for research to be carried out in basic, translational, or clinical research.  See Past Grant Winners
  • Discovery Research Grant: Discovery Research Grants totaling $100,000 will be awarded annually to SCCM members as new pilot grants under the auspices of the SCCM-Weil Research Trust. See Past Grant Winners
  • Applications for the Norma J. Shoemaker Grant are not being accepted at the current time.  See Past Grant Winners

Apply for SCCM Research Grants

The​ application portal for the SCCM Research Grants opens April 1, 2021 and closes June 1, 2021. ​In order to be eligible to apply for an SCCM grant, the applicant should be an SCCM Professional or Select Member.

SCCM seeks to sponsor research efforts that will ultimately improve patient care in the intensive care unit (ICU) and after ICU discharge. Investigator-initiated research should help advance and improve our understanding of critical illness and patient care. 

Interest is broad.  Applications are encouraged that focus on expanding our basic knowledge of critical illness, clinical interventions to improve patient outcomes, and technical aspects such as electronic surveillance systems, as well as studies exploring cultural and educational factors among ICU staff that either impede or facilitate a climate promoting best practices and error reduction. Priority will be given to projects that have broad relevance and/or community engagement. For example, single-center projects should specifically address the potential to generalize their findings to other critical care settings. Only one application may be submitted by each investigator. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Member Benefit

You must be an SCCM Professional or Select Member to apply for the SCCM research grants and section travel grants. Join SCCM or upgrade your membership​ at any time. 

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