Sleep Champion Award

Next Issue Date: January 3, 2023
Next Nomination Due Date: February 6, 2023 by 11:59 pm ET
Next Award Selection Notification: By April 28, 2023
Amount of Award: $5,000 in funds to support sleep health and/or education services and complimentary registration for a representative to attend the SLEEP 2023 Meeting

We are no longer accepting nominations for the 2022 Sleep Champion Award. The 2023 Sleep Champion Award will open in January 2023. Please check back for additional details or subscribe to the mailing list to receive updates on AASM Foundation programs. The 2022 Sleep Champion Award Request for Nominations is available here for informational purposes only.

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 provide best-in-class care and/or education in the sleep community. The organization selected for the Sleep Champion Award will receive $5,000, in addition to a travel award for a representative to attend a future SLEEP meeting and accept the award in person at a special event.

About the Sleep Champion Award

The Sleep Champion Award provides $5,000 in funds to the recipient non-profit organization and complimentary registration for a representative to attend the SLEEP 2022 meeting.

The following individuals are eligible to nominate an organization for the Sleep Champion Award:

  • AASM individual or facility members are eligible to nominate an organization.
  • Nominated organizations must be non-profit organizations.

Only the following types of organizations are eligible to be nominated for the Sleep Champion Award:

  • Non-profit organizations.

Note: Only one nomination will be accepted per application. However, multiple letters of support may be submitted under the same nomination.

The following individuals are NOT eligible nominate an organization for the Sleep Champion Award:

  • Current AASM Foundation Board of Directors members are not eligible to nominate organizations.

Only the following types of organizations are NOT eligible to be nominated for the Sleep Champion Award:

  • Previous recipients of the Sleep Champion Award are not eligible.

The AASM Foundation Development Council will evaluate and score all submitted nominations. Factors that will be taken into consideration include:

  1. Alignment of the organization’s programs and/or initiatives with the AASM Foundation’s vision.
  2. Examples about how the organization’s programs and/or initiatives leveraging best in class care and/or education to improve sleep health.
  3. Nomination letter(s) build(s) a compelling case for support.

Step 1: AASM Foundation Grant Request registration

To submit a nomination for this award, you must register on AASM Foundation Grant Request. Please refer to the AASM Foundation Grant Request User Access Guide for guidance on setting-up an account.

Step 2: Complete the Nomination Form


Nominations must be completed and submitted through AASM Foundation Grant Request. Instructions for required forms are available via the online submission system. The nomination checklist below shows required attachments to be uploaded. For an overview of the information that is requested on the nomination form, please download the 2022 Sleep Champion Award Nomination Form Outline.

Award recipients will be announced by April 29, 2022.

Questions should be submitted to or individuals should call the AASM Foundation’s Director of Development at 630-737-9725.

2021 Sleep Champion Award Recipient

Start School Later, Inc.
Severna Park, Maryland

Start School Later is a coalition of health professionals, sleep scientists, educators, parents, students, and other concerned citizens dedicated to increasing public awareness about the relationship between sleep and school hours and to ensuring school start times take into account the health, safety, education, and equity of students.

In the nearly six years I have collaborated with SSL/Healthy Hours, I have seen their singular devotion to promoting a culture of healthy sleep across the United States. The SSL/Healthy Hours team has a broad vision and a dedicated group of volunteers who know how to make things happen.
Stuart F. Quan, M.D.
Gerald E. McGinnis Professor of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Senior Physician, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

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