The AASM Foundation invests in the future of the sleep profession

Since 1998, we have distributed more than $25 million supporting research, community, and training programs.

Champion Sleep Health by Contributing Today! 

For 25 years the AASM Foundation has been the leading organization helping investigators, community leaders, and clinicians address the challenges of the evolving field of sleep. The programs of the AASM Foundation support career development, high-impact research projects, and community programs that are Championing a Bright Future in Sleep Health.

Improving Patient Care

Our grants address critical gaps in knowledge and support building sleep health awareness.

Increasing and Diversifying the Pipeline

We provide critical funds to support underrepresented investigators, provide bridge funding, and maintain sleep fellowship programs.

Helping Members Rebuild

We provide relief to accredited sleep centers affected by natural or local disasters.

AASM Foundation Impact


Grants recipients promoted

Career Promotions

82% of grant recipients surveyed have received a promotion following their AASM Foundation grant, with most being promoted to Associate Professor.


Project abstracts/presentations accepted

Disseminating Knowledge

More than 70% of AASM Foundation-funded projects were accepted as a meeting abstract or presentation. More than half of the work from AASM Foundation-funded projects was presented at a professional society meeting, with the majority being presented at the annual SLEEP meeting.


Secured more grant funding

Future Grant Funding

More than half of AASM Foundation projects resulted in a new grant from federal funding agencies, non-profit organizations, or intramural funding programs.

Of the 50 AASM Foundation grants totaling $4,814,171.00, 43 new grants were secured resulting in more than $37.4 million of additional funding.

2020 Community Sleep Health Grant
Daemen College & the Center for Youth

Addressing Sleep Health in Low-Income, Disadvantaged Youth Through Data-Informed Trainings for School-based Staff/Counselors

Rochester, NY | 52% of children live in poverty

Grant funds supported the training of counselors and helped them develop strategies for disseminating information within their respective schools. By supporting youth through their counselors and school-based staff, this project created an avenue to improve sleep health for thousands of children among a difficult to reach population. View project details