Sleep Champion Award

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS!

Issue Date: January 3, 2023
Nomination Due Date: February 6, 2023 by 11:59 pm ET
Award Selection Notification: By April 28, 2023

Amount of Award:

  • $5,000 award (unrestricted funds)
  • Reimbursement of up to $5,000 to use in 2023 for travel to the SLEEP 2023 meeting and other meetings/events for educational and networking purposes
  • Complimentary registration for a representative to attend the SLEEP 2023 meeting
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The AASM Foundation’s vision for society and field of sleep medicine is Healthier Lives through Better Sleep. This vision is embodied by organizations that are at the forefront of proving important sleep services, spearheading sleep initiatives, engaging the sleep community, and/or leading sleep advocacy efforts to create change for Healthier Lives through Better Sleep.

The Sleep Champion Award was created in 2019 to honor non-profit organizations that are leading such endeavors locally, nationally or worldwide. The Sleep Champion Award celebrates successful community-based sleep health services and education provided by non-profit organizations.

This AASM Foundation award is supported by AASM Foundation general funds.

About the Sleep Champion Award

The Sleep Champion Award is funded by the AASM Foundation and provides:

  • $5,000 award (unrestricted funds)
  • Reimbursement of up to $5,000 to use in 2023 for travel to the SLEEP 2023 meeting and other meetings/events for educational and networking purposes
  • Complimentary registration for a representative to attend the SLEEP 2023 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

ACCESS THE 2023 SLEEP CHAMPION AWARD NOMINATION FORM

Nominations must be completed and submitted through AASM Foundation Grant Request. Instructions for required forms are available via the online submission system. For an overview of the information that is requested on the nomination form, please download the 2023 Sleep Champion Award Nomination Form Outline.

Award recipients will be announced by April 29, 2022.

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

2022 Sleep Champion Award Recipient

Board Member Elizabeth Ashcraft (left), Board Chair/CEO David Burley (center) and Board Secretary Rebecca King (right) accept the 2022 Sleep Champion Award at SLEEP 2022 in Charlotte, NC.

Hypersomnia Foundation
Atlanta, GA

The Hypersomnia Foundation is committed to improving the lives of people living with idiopathic hypersomnia and related sleep disorders by raising awareness, providing reliable resources and education, and supporting research in pursuit of their vision, Fulfill the dream of restorative nighttime sleep and wide-awake days.

“I have served for several years on the Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board and can personally attest to the incredible work this organization is doing for the field of sleep medicine and patients with idiopathic hypersomnia.”
David T. Plante, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Medical Director, Wisconsin Sleep
Program Director, Sleep Medicine Fellowship
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Past Recipients