Applications for the 2023 Diversity Supplement Grant are now open. The Diversity Supplement Grant was first launched in January 2021, to support individuals from groups identified as underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences. The AASM Foundation is committed to developing the careers of sleep and circadian investigators and encourages those who are holding an active research grant to request supplemental funds to increase the pipeline of diverse sleep researchers.

The individual selected for the Diversity Supplement Grant will be provided funds to support their mentored research experience, and can be up for 20% of the grant (maximum $50,000). The funds can be used for salary support for a mentored sleep and circadian science research project of a parent sleep and circadian science research grant.

The eligibility criteria for the third year of the Diversity Supplement Grant will be expanded, recent changes are as follows: Applicants who have an active research grant supported by any US federal or nonprofit organization will now be eligible to apply. We have expanded the definition of groups identified as underrepresented in the extramural U.S. biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social to include individuals from racial and ethnic groups that “can be demonstrated convincingly to be underrepresented by the grantee institution.” Eligible candidates must be US citizens, non-citizen nations of the U.S or individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United Sates.

Since the Diversity Supplement Grant was created, three individuals have been awarded for their hard work and excellence. Recipients of the grant included: Doyinsola Bailey, PhD, who focused her work on the Impact of Treated and Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) on 30-day Hospital Readmission among Medicare Beneficiaries with Pre-existing Cardiovascular Disease, Estefania Hernandez, MA, who researched Sleep and Glycemia in T1D: A Diversity Supplement and Andy Madrid, PhD, who centered his project on Epigenetic Modification of PAX8 in Persons with Hypersomnia and Concurrent Medication Use.

The AASM Foundation is honored to be presenting the Diversity Supplement Grant, to help devoted and passionate individuals continue their research and support the development of a diverse and well-trained sleep and circadian research workforce.

Full applications are due on the first Monday of each month by 11:59 pm ET. Once an application is received, it will be evaluated to determine its research merit and its contribution to the career development of the candidate, there is a robust plan for mentoring and training of the candidate, and the candidates future career goals and achievements to date. For more information on the Diversity Supplement Grant, visit