The AASM Foundation collaborated with the Sleep Research Society Foundation (SRS Foundation) to support the 2022 SRS Foundation Small Research Grant.

The goal of the SRSF Small Research Grant Program is to support the research of trainees and early career investigators who otherwise do not have the institutional resources to support new studies and/or do not have a sustained record of external funding. The Small Research Grant Program is intended to provide seed funding to support training and research to ultimately allow individuals to successful apply for or complete career development grants (e.g., K-awards)

The AASM Foundation funded 5 of the 14 SRS Foundation Small Research Grant recipients and they are:

Jamila Battle, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Assess Cannabis Training Content and Recommendations of Sleep Cannabis Products for Sleep Disorders by Providers and Dispensary Staff

Gonzalo Labarca, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Phenotyping Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Latin American Women; The Latin American Sleep Network (LATAM Sleep Net)

Harry Smith, PhD
University of Bath
Investigation of the Molecular Responses of Skeletal Muscle to Differing Feeding Patterns Utilizing Circadian Protocols

Melanie Stearns, PhD
University of South Florida
Transactional Relationship between Child Behavior and Sleep

Lena Xiao, MD
The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto
The Association Between Insomnia and Positive Airway Pressure Adherence in Children

For more information about the SRS Foundation’s Small Research Grant Program and recipients, visit: