The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation (AASM Foundation) has several different programs in addition to award funding. Additional information about each program can be accessed by clicking the links below. Complete details on deadlines, topic areas (if applicable) and links to the LOI or application forms can be found under the Current Awards section when the award is open for applications.

Current Awards

Community Sleep Health Award

The Community Sleep Health Award is intended to support a wide range of projects spearheaded by community leaders and/or interprofessional individuals (educators, researchers, practitioners, students) who are dedicated to addressing sleep health needs in the community and sustaining population sleep well-being.

Focused Projects Award for Junior Investigators

The Focused Projects Award for Junior Investigators is investigator-initiated and intended to support projects across a wide variety of topics and research questions relevant to sleep medicine that align with the mission of the AASM Foundation while advancing the careers of junior sleep scientists.

ABSM Junior Faculty Award

The American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) Junior Faculty Award is for physicians (MD or DO) with faculty appointments who have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved sleep medicine fellowship within the last 10 years.

Focused Projects Award for Junior Investigators: NSRR

This is a focused request for applications (RFA) that encourages the use of the National Sleep Research Resource (NIH/NHLBI Grant Number HL114473) for research projects that address one or more important unanswered scientific questions related to sleep and/or sleep disorders.

Bridge to Success Award for Early Career Investigators

The Bridge to Success for Early Career Investigators awards are designed to provide ‘bridge’ funding to promising early-career sleep scientists who have applied for a career development award such as a K-award grant from the NIH, a Career Development Award from the VA, or an equivalent career development grant from another federal or non-federal entity.

Physician Scientist Training Award

The Physician Scientist Training Award (PSTA) provides an opportunity to support a one-year mentored sleep and circadian research project following a clinical sleep medicine fellowship. Through the PSTA program, the AASM Foundation seeks to address this gap year and provide mentored research training for physicians who wish to pursue careers as physician scientists in sleep medicine.

Bridge to Success Award for Mid-Career / Senior Investigators

The Bridge to Success for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators awards are targeted to mid-level and senior investigators in sleep and biological rhythms who need ‘bridge’ funding while re-applying for research support. This award is designed to assist investigators whose grant proposal to the NIH or other federal agency (e.g., VA) for a large research grant (e.g., R01 or VA Merit Review) was submitted and not funded.

Research Awards

Open to sleep medicine investigators, awards support Career Development and Investigator-Initiated sleep research projects. Learn more about the available awards.

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Community Awards

Open to community leaders and organizations paving the way for improving sleep health locally. Additionally, assistance is available to aid sleep centers in wake of natural disasters. Learn more about the available awards.

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Training Awards

Open to the next generation of sleep investigators and sleep medicine specialists, these awards provide focused training in sleep research and support sleep medicine fellowship slots at risk of losing funding. Learn more about the available awards.

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