Award Programs

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation (AASM Foundation) offers several award programs, including various research awards, disaster relief funds and a high school video contest. Additional information about each award type 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

ABSM Junior Faculty Award

This 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 to apply for the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM).

Bridge to Success Award for Early Career Investigators

These 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

Physicians (MD or DO) who are certified in sleep medicine by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties or have completed their sleep medicine fellowship within the past 10 years, or who are currently enrolled in an ACGME-accredited sleep medicine fellowship program are eligible to apply.

Strategic Research Award

Individuals who possess a master’s level degree or higher and have access to the necessary resources (including the proposed patient population), facilities, and other resources needed to perform the proposed work are eligible to apply.

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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Young Investigators Research Forum

Open to early-career investigators, the research forum provides the guidance, tactics, and strategies to better position young investigators for a successful career in clinical sleep research.

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Disaster Relief Fund

Open to AASM accredited facilities, the fund aids sleep centers that have lost their ability to operate due to devastating damages to their facilities in the wake of natural disasters.

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