The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is accepting applications for its Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to promote the assessment and further development of simulation technologies intended to improve patient safety and healthcare outcomes provided by practicing patient care providers and experienced (not trainee) physicians.

 The FOA seeks applications directed toward three areas of research: 1) Skill Acquisition: to evaluate strategies and protocols for simulation-based methods for skill acquisition and maintenance by experienced clinicians; 2) Outcomes Assessment: to assess the relationship of simulation-based assessments of skills demonstrated by experienced clinicians with the quality of clinical care delivered by those clinicians, and to identify strategies to increase the quality of simulation-based assessments of skills; and 3) Technology Development: to develop “virtual coaches” by incorporating intelligent technologies into existing simulators to provide adaptive, cognitive assistance to coach experienced practitioners in retaining, retraining and improving performance levels in the context of the user environment (and physiological system as appropriate).

Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.

Open Date (Earliest Submission Date):
January 05, 2019

Letter of Intent Due Date(s):
30 days prior to the application due date

Application Due Date(s):
Standard dates apply, by 5:00 p.m. of the local time of applicant organization. All types of non-AIDS applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on these dates.

The first application due date for this FOA is February 5, 2019.

Activity Code (e.g., RO1, U01):

Funding Announcement Number:

Posted Date:
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Expiration Date:
Saturday, January 8, 2022

Application Due Date:
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019