Programs

The AASM Foundation offers community, research and training programs to support our vision of Championing a Bright Future in Sleep Health. For more than 25 years, we’ve supported various projects across the spectrum of translational sleep research, clinical and population health and implementation science. We also continue to invest in the careers of our future clinicians and scientists.

Our programs are open for application at different times throughout the year. Complete details on deadlines, topic areas (if applicable) and links to the application can be found under the ‘Now Accepting Applications’ section.

Now Accepting Applications for the Following

Community Program

Disaster Relief Fund

Aids sleep centers that have lost their ability to operate and provide patient care due to devastating damage to their facilities in the wake of local disasters (e.g. fire, floods, hurricanes, tornados or other natural or environmental disasters).
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Provides ‘bridge’ funding to promising early-career sleep scientists who have applied for a career development grant such as a K-award grant from the NIH, a Career Development Grant from the VA, or an equivalent career development grant from another federal or non-federal entity.
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The Bridge to Success Grant for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators is an AASM Foundation career development grant targeted to mid-level and senior investigators in sleep and circadian science research who need ‘bridge’ funding while re-applying for research support.
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This grant supports outstanding sleep medicine physicians by providing them the opportunity of a protected research training experience for a mentored sleep project in basic, translational, clinical or population sleep and circadian science upon completion of their clinical training.
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The Focused Projects Grant for Junior Investigators is an AASM Foundation career development grant which supports the career development of early career investigators who are committed to focusing their research in basic, translational, clinical or population sleep and circadian science.
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Research Program

Diversity Supplement Grant

The Diversity Supplement Grant provides an opportunity for sleep and circadian science investigators, who have a funded research program, to support mentored sleep and circadian research training of promising students, post-doctoral fellows and clinical fellows who are members of minority groups traditionally underrepresented in US science to participate in sleep and circadian science research projects.
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This grant supports humanitarian, education, or awareness projects that focus on improving sleep health, sleep disorder evaluation and/or treatment in the community.
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All Grant Programs

Research Programs

Career Development Grants

Provides ‘bridge’ funding to promising early-career sleep scientists who have applied for a career development grant such as a K-award grant from the NIH, a Career Development Grant from the VA, or an equivalent career development grant from another federal or non-federal entity.
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The Bridge to Success Grant for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators is an AASM Foundation career development grant targeted to mid-level and senior investigators in sleep and circadian science research who need ‘bridge’ funding while re-applying for research support.
Apply Here
This grant supports outstanding sleep medicine physicians by providing them the opportunity of a protected research training experience for a mentored sleep project in basic, translational, clinical or population sleep and circadian science upon completion of their clinical training.
Apply Here
The Focused Projects Grant for Junior Investigators is an AASM Foundation career development grant which supports the career development of early career investigators who are committed to focusing their research in basic, translational, clinical or population sleep and circadian science.
Apply Here
science whiteboard research lab

Research Program

Diversity Supplement Grant

The Diversity Supplement Grant provides an opportunity for sleep and circadian science investigators, who have a funded research program, to support mentored sleep and circadian research training of promising students, post-doctoral fellows and clinical fellows who are members of minority groups traditionally underrepresented in US science to participate in sleep and circadian science research projects.
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The AASM Foundation is partnering with the Sleep Research Society Foundation to provide seed funding to support training and 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 administer by the Sleep Research Society Foundation.
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Investigator-Initiated Grants

Research Program

Strategic Research Grant

This grant supports investigator-initiated, high-impact research projects aimed at addressing gaps in knowledge that impact the ability to provide optimal, patient-centered, cost-effective diagnosis and care for patients with sleep disorders. This grant supports projects that are responsive to focused topic areas of interest identified by the AASM Foundation.
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Community Programs

This grant supports humanitarian, education, or awareness projects that focus on improving sleep health, sleep disorder evaluation and/or treatment in the community.
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Community Program

Disaster Relief Fund

Aids sleep centers that have lost their ability to operate and provide patient care due to devastating damage to their facilities in the wake of local disasters (e.g. fire, floods, hurricanes, tornados or other natural or environmental disasters).
Apply Here

Community Program

Sleep Champion Award

The Sleep Champion Award celebrates successful community-based sleep health services and education provided by non-profit organizations. AASM members are encouraged to nominate organizations that serve their local communities by providing best-in-class care and/or education.
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Training Programs

The Sleep Research Program for Advancing Careers aims to increase the number of early-career investigators who successfully apply for and secure external sleep research funding through a structured and mentored grant writing curriculum. At the end of the Sleep Research Program for Advancing Careers, early career investigators will have the skills and resources necessary to successfully apply for a career development grant or equivalent.
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This career-building research retreat brings together early career investigators and renowned sleep investigators. The research forum provides guidance, tactics and strategies to better position early career investigators for a successful career in research.
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The AASM Foundation partnered with the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation to fund a new scholarship that is being administered by the AMA Foundation’s Physicians of Tomorrow program. A scholarship will be provided to a medical student who is interested in pursuing a career in sleep medicine, maintains academic excellence and demonstrates a financial need.
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Training Program

Sleep Team Travel Grant

The AASM Foundation invests in people, research, and communities to improve the sleep health of all people. Our core values include creating inclusive and collaborative opportunities, such as the Sleep Team Travel Grant.
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The AASM Foundation partnered with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Hispanic Center of Excellence (UIC HCOE) to fund summer research opportunities as part of the Program Advancing Research for Equity.
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Research Programs

Open to sleep medicine investigators, research grants support career development and investigator-initiated sleep research projects. Learn more about the available research grants.

Community Programs

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 community grants and awards.

Training Programs

Open to the next generation of sleep investigators and sleep medicine specialists, these training grants and programs provide focused training in sleep research and support sleep medicine fellowships positions. Learn more about the available training programs.