AASM Foundation and CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Sleep Medicine

The AASM Foundation has partnered with the CHEST Foundation to jointly fund a research grant in sleep medicine. The AASM Foundation and CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Sleep Medicine is being administered by the CHEST Foundation and focused on topics that advance sleep medicine and ultimately improve patient outcomes. Projects also needed to demonstrate how it will have a positive impact on the lung and/or sleep health of a community.

To learn more about the AASM Foundation and CHEST Foundation Research Grant in Sleep Medicine, visit: https://www.chestnet.org/Get-Involved/Grant-Information/Apply-for-Grants

Applications must address topics that advance sleep medicine and ultimately improve patient outcomes. Projects must also demonstrate how it will have a positive impact on the lung and/or sleep health of a community.

$30,000 for 1 year: October 1, 2022, through October 31, 2023

  • Higher-level translational research project preferred (T1-T5); basic (cellular or animal) research projects will not be considered. [See Translational Research Definitions]
  • Only direct costs will be allowed. Indirect costs are not allowed.
    • PI salaries will not be supported. For a complete list of budget allowances, please see the FAQs.
  • It is viewed favorably for the application to indicate institutional commitment to the project and to include fiscal support in addition to the grant funds being sought.
  • CHEST or ASSM membership for the lead applicant.
  • CHEST membership at time of application.
  • Applicants must be licensed physicians. Physicians-in-training (residents or fellows), other health care professionals, or clinical researchers with relevant experience will also be accepted.
    • Although applicants may be at later career stages, special consideration will be given to young investigators and applicants in early stages of their career.
    • “Young Investigators” and “Early Career” are defined as residents/fellows/other health care researchers with relevant experience or practicing physicians who have completed their post-graduate training within the last 7 years.
  • Teams are encouraged to apply but must have a representative to serve as the Principal Investigator who will apply as an individual and will receive recognition, if awarded.
  • IRB approval must be sought/received for all projects to ensure protection of subjects.
  • Not-for-profit organizations and institutions are eligible to apply.
  • Active CHEST Foundation grantees, including active NCE requests
  • Family members of the CHEST Board of Regents or CHEST Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Members of the CHEST Foundation Board of Trustees, CHEST Board of Regents, CHEST Foundation Awards Committee, or CHEST Foundation Community Service Work Group
  • Current members of the AASM Foundation Board of Directors are not permitted to apply for or write letters of support for this grant program.

Requirements Once Funded

  • Provide interim progress reports as requested.
  • Provide final written report on the project addressing research and results 90 days after programs end (December of that calendar year).
  • Provide final budget reconciliation of project funds.
  • Submit for presentation the results from your project to the CHEST Annual Meeting within a year following grant completion.
  • Maintain CHEST membership for the duration of the grant project, including No Cost Extension requests.

Expectations Once Funded

  • Become active in supporting the CHEST Foundation, from sharing your story to help attract future grant applications, to volunteering your time to support CHEST Foundation activities.
  • Join and participate in a CHEST Network closely related to grant project focus.
  • Additional Expectations: Maintain CHEST and/or AASM membership for the duration of the grant project, including No Cost Extension periods

For more information about the AASM Foundation and CHEST Foundation Grant in Sleep Medicine, please contact the CHEST Foundation grants staff at grants@chestnet.org.

Meet the 2022 Grant Recipient

Gonzalo Labarca, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Phenotyping Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Latin American women: The Latin American Sleep Network (LATAM Sleep Net)

Dr. Labarca’s research is aimed at understanding the clinical phenotypes of the Hispanic/Latino community with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), with a focus on identifying what aspects of OSA adversely affect the cardiovascular system. In parallel, Dr. Labarca will seek to understand why recent randomized controlled trials in sleep apnea failed to show the effectiveness of CPAP, the gold standard treatment for OSA, in reducing the risk of major outcomes. The major contributions of this research are: 1) providing clinically and physiologically informed metrics to capture the OSA burden among Latin American women, 2) establishing their generalizability in this minority group, and 3) supplying clinicians with validated predictive models to assess OSA risk in Latin American women. These contributions are significant because they will lead to enhanced patient selection, involve this underrepresented group, and improve quality of life and health outcomes.

Past Grant Recipients


Marta Kaminska, MD
McGill University Health Centre

Long-term Non-invasive Ventilation in COPD – Impact on Health-care Utilization