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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 Free Fundamentals Training 

Application Deadline: September 29, 2021

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SCCM now has funding available to bring FREE Fundamentals training to clinicians in resource-limited areas to help hospital staff prepare for patient surges during the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergency events. Up to 35 training programs will be funded through September 29, 2021. Eligible sites should apply today for this opportunity.
SCCM financial awards will be distributed to course sites to host these courses in person or online:

Applications will be reviewed and recipients notified within 45 days of submission. Inquiries should be directed to SCCM Hospital Relations Manager Kenneth Klarich.


For a course site to be eligible, it must meet one of the following criteria. Sites within the United States will be selected from across all regions to ensure that training is spread across the country.
  • Course sites in the United States will be healthcare institutions that are Federally Qualified Health Centers that receive funds from the Health Resources & Services Administration Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas. Federally Qualified Health Centers may be community health centers, migrant health centers, healthcare for the homeless, or health centers for residents of public housing. 
  • Course sites in the United States may also be members of Indian Health Services, the Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives.
  • Developed or impoverished nations are identified in the attached list of eligible countries, specifically Africa, Brazil, China, India, and Israel.

Other funding opportunities may be available if your site does not meet the criteria. Contact SCCM Hospital Relations Manager Kenneth Klarich for more information. 

Award Funding

This SCCM financial award provides sites with $5000 to cover costs to conduct an in-person course, $1000 for costs to conduct an online course, and $4000 for costs to conduct a blended course. The award will also cover these expenses:
  • License fee
  • Up to 35 learners for an in-person course or 50 learners for an online course (including a textbook or eBook for each learner)
  • Administrative and course materials including pre- and posttests, slides, skill station documents, and administrative forms
  • Shipping costs associated with textbooks
The award will not cover these expenses:
  • Travel expenses for the SCCM-approved consultant, director, instructors, or other course faculty
  • Equipment necessary to conduct skill stations
Note: Training for 15 sites will be funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (grant number 1 NU50CK000566-01-00). The contents are those of the author(s) and presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or the Department of Health and Human Services and should not be considered an endorsement by the federal government. Twenty sites, in the United States and internationally, will be funded through a grant received from the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation.

Terms and Agreements 

Each course site awarded financial support must agree to the following responsibilities.
  • The course will be run with an SCCM-approved consultant and director and two SCCM-approved instructors to support the training.
  • The course site will train participants using the instructor curriculum during the course.
  • The course site will return to SCCM pre- and posttest scores for all participants.
  • The course site will have all participants complete an SCCM-provided survey after the training is complete and will return the results to SCCM.
  • The course site must provide valid email addresses for all participants, who will be contacted one, three, and six months after the course occurs for follow-up.
  • The course site will provide a training summary and additional information to SCCM as requested.
  • The course site will allow a write-up about the course to be included in SCCM publications.