Sleep Research Program for Advancing Careers

Issue Date: February 7, 2022
Application Due Date: March 21, 2022 by 11:59 pm ET
Selection Notification: By June 25, 2022
Start/End of SOAR Fellowship: August 1, 2022 – June 7, 2023
Grant Writing Symposia Dates and Venue: In Person: January 20-22, 2023
Location: TBD

Amount of Funding:
Selected SOAR fellows will be awarded:

  • Discretionary funds of up to $3,000
  • A travel scholarship that includes travel, lodging and food expenses paid by the AASM Foundation for the mid-year grant writing symposia
  • A travel scholarship that includes travel, lodging and registration expenses paid by the AASM Foundation for SLEEP 2023
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The 2022-2023 application cycle will open February 2022. Please check back for additional details or subscribe to the mailing list to receive updates on AASM Foundation award programs.

In an effort to expand the field of sleep medicine with highly qualified researchers that will lead breakthrough discoveries in circadian science and sleep research, the AASM Foundation is committed to the growing and supporting the pipeline of sleep scientists by investing in the research careers of new investigators through mentorship and grantsmanship training opportunities.

The Sleep Research Program for Advancing Careers is to launch the research careers of sleep and circadian investigators. By the end of the 10-month Sleep Research Program for Advancing Careers, early career investigators will have the skills and resources necessary to successfully apply for a National Institutes of Health, Veteran Affairs, AASM Foundation career development grant, or equivalent award.

About the Sleep Research Program for Advancing Careers

The tentative 2022-2023 Sleep Research Program for Advancing Careers curriculum can be found below.

2022-2023 SLEEP RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR ADVANCING CAREERS CURRICULUM

The Sleep Research Program for Advancing Careers provides a travel scholarship for the 2023 Grant Writing Symposia (location TBD) and SLEEP 2023 in Indianapolis, IN. It will also provide discretionary funds of up to $3,000 to be used towards activities and/or training for developing and submitting a competitive application to the funding agency of their choice.

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on travel, in-person events may be held virtually. Selected applicants will be notified if the in-person events will need to be held virtually at the start of program.

The following individuals are eligible to apply:

  • Physicians (MD or DO) who are board-eligible or board-certified in sleep medicine by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties or American Osteopathic Association and 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.
  • Researchers (PhD or other similar doctoral degree) who are within 10 years of completing their post-doctoral training or who are current post-doctoral fellows.
  • Must members of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

The following individuals are NOT eligible to apply:

  • Individuals who have received a career development award (NIH K grant, VA Career Development Award, AASM Foundation Career Development Award, or equivalent), or independent research funding (NIH R01 or equivalent) are not eligible to apply.
  • Individuals who are at an institution outside of the United States.

Step 1: AASM Foundation Grant Request registration

To apply for the Sleep Research Program for Advancing Careers, 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. For an overview of the information that is requested on the application form, please view the 2022-2023 Sleep Research Program for Advancing Careers Application Outline.

 Step 2: Complete application

 ACCESS THE 2022-2023 SLEEP RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR ADVANCING CAREERS APPLICATION

We encourage potential applicants to contact us early in the application process with questions. Eligibility questions may need to be reviewed by a member of the AASM Foundation Executive Committee, so please allow for at least a 1-week response time for eligibility questions. For all other inquiries, please allow a minimum of two business days for a response. Please note that questions received within 48 hours of an application deadline may not be answered before the deadline.

Meet the 2021-2022 SOAR Fellows and Mentors

Judite Blanc, PhD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

SOAR Mentor: Daniel J. Buysse, MD

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Daniel J. Buysse, MD
University of Pittsburgh

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Maya Elias, PhD, RN
University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies

SOAR Mentor: Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD

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Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD
Northwestern University

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Sarah E. Emert, PhD
The University of Arizona

SOAR Mentor: Rachel Manber, PhD

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Rachel Manber, PhD
Stanford University

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Anna E. Mullins, PhD, RPSGT
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

SOAR Mentor: Elizabeth B. Klerman, MD, PhD

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Elizabeth B. Klerman, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School

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Sonja G. Schütz, MD, MS, MSc
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

SOAR Mentor: Neomi Shah, MD, MPH, MSc

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Neomi Shah, MD, MPH, MSc
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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SOAR Fellows SOAR Mentors
Mihaela Bazalakova, MD, PhD
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Louise O’Brien, PhD, MS
Michigan Medicine
Omonigho M. Bubu MD, MPH, PhD
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Brendan Lucey, MD, MSCI
Washington University
Lu Dong, PhD, MHS
RAND Corporation
Michael Grandner, PhD, MTR
University of Arizona
Sonya S. Kaur, PhD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Phyllis C. Zee, MD, PhD
Northwestern University
Jack S. Peltz, PhD
Daemen College
M. Safwan Badr, MD, MBA
Wayne State University