The AASM Foundation launched a new program in 2020, the Sleep Research Program for Advancing Careers (SOAR), aimed at increasing the number of early-career investigators who successfully apply for external sleep research funding.
The goal of the SOAR is to launch the research careers of sleep and circadian investigators. By the end of this innovative 10-month program, early-career investigators will have the skills, resources and confidence needed to successfully apply for their first career development grant.
Five SOAR Fellows were selected through a competitive application process and matched with renowned sleep researchers to serve as mentors for the program. The SOAR Fellows and Mentors will work together on developing a competitive career development grant application to a federal funding agency. Concurrently, SOAR Fellows will participate in monthly webinars on grantsmanship, use discretionary funds for research training activities, attend an exclusive mid-year grant writing retreat and attend the annual SLEEP meeting to present an abstract.
Congratulations to the inaugural 2020-2021 SOAR Fellows