Research Awards

Career Development Awards

Focused Projects Award for Junior Investigators: Insomnia Biomarkers

This award encourages projects that will identify, evaluate and/or validate biomarkers to support insomnia (disorder) differential diagnosis and clinical treatment response. The award provides seed funding for mentored research projects in an effort to jumpstart an early career investigator’s research career. The AASM Foundation Focused Projects Award for Junior Investigators: Insomnia Biomarkers is supported by Eisai, Inc.

Focused Projects Award for Junior Investigators: National Sleep Research Resource

This award encourages the use of the National Sleep Research Resource (NIH/NHLBI Grant Number HL114473). Physicians 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 who are within 10 years of completing their post-doctoral training or who are current post-doctoral fellows.

ABSM Junior Faculty Award

This award supports early career physician scientists with faculty appointments who are committed to academic careers and focusing their research in basic, translational, clinical or population sleep and circadian science by providing funding for mentored research projects.

Physician Scientist Training Award

This award supports early career sleep medicine physicians who are committed to pursuing a research career in basic, translational, clinical or population sleep and circadian science by providing a protected research training experience for a mentored research project upon completion of their clinical training.

Focused Projects Award for Junior Investigators

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.

Investigator-Initiated Awards

Strategic Research Award

This award 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. Individuals who possess a master’s level degree or higher are eligible to apply.

Research Supplements

COVID-19 Relief Funding for AASM Foundation Award Recipients

This award provides additional funds to AASM Foundation award recipients who have encountered challenges with making progress on AASM Foundation-funded research projects due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Diversity Supplement Award

This award provides additional funds to current AASM Foundation research award investigators 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 AASM Foundation-funded research projects.

Joint Research Awards

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 American Academy of Sleep Medicine 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 must also demonstrate how it will have a positive impact on the lung and/or sleep health of a community.