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.
Physicians (MD or DO) who are board-eligible or board-certified in sleep medicine and have completed their sleep medicine fellowship within the past 10 years, are eligible to apply, as are researchers (PhD or other doctoral degree) who are within 10 years of completing their post-doctoral training or who are current post-doctoral fellows.
Individuals such as physicians (MD, DO), psychologists, individuals with doctoral degrees (PhDs), advanced practice registered nurses, physicians’ assistants, or other health care providers/educators and charitable organizations are eligible to apply.
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.
These awards are targeted to mid-level and senior investigators in sleep and biological rhythms who are in need of 'bridge' funding while re-applying for research support.
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.
Open to American Academy of Sleep Medicine members, awards support Career Development and Investigator-Initiated sleep research projects. Learn more about the available awards.
High School Video Contest
Open to individuals enrolled in high school in the United States or a homeschooling program, the contest focuses on motivating teens to prioritize the importance of sleep in their lives.
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.