Established in 2020, the Sleep Research Society Foundation’s (SRS Foundation) Small Research Grant Program supports the research endeavors of all levels of trainees who do not have adequate institutional or external funding to carry out their studies. The SRSF Small Research Grant may award up to $5,000 to each recipient for a one-year period. These studies can support thesis development, collection of pilot data, proposals for early career extramural funding or completion of early career grants.

“We are delighted to announce this collaborative effort that is aimed at advancing sleep and circadian science research. This effort underscores how we should all work together as a team to accomplish the lofty goals we have set for ourselves as a community of researchers,” says SRS Foundation President Sairam Parthasarathy, MD.

This year, the AASM Foundation and SRS Foundation are joining forces to collaborate, allowing for the opportunity for the AASM Foundation to support the SRS Foundation’s goal of getting more seed research funding in the hands of early-career sleep researchers through this grant program.

“The AASM Foundation is thrilled to partner with the SRS Foundation to support trainees engaged in sleep and circadian research. Last year, we launched new collaborations with the CHEST Foundation and the AMA Foundation. It’s wonderful that we can also partner with our peers at the SRS Foundation to advance sleep and circadian research,” says AASM Foundation President Anita V. Shelgikar, MD, MHPE.

This partnership with the SRS Foundation will allow the AASM Foundation to further support a diverse array of early career investigators and continue its mission to promote discoveries that advance the understanding of sleep for healthier lives.

The grant will be opened up to both SRS and AASM members. Applications for the Sleep Research Society Foundation’s Small Research Grant Program is now open.

All submissions are due September 15, 2022. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit: