ABSM Junior Faculty Research Award

The American Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF) is pleased to announce the 2014 grant cycle for the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM) Junior Faculty Research Award. Physicians (MD or DO) who are: 1) certified in sleep medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine or by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties, 2) within 10 years post sleep medicine fellowship or the equivalent, and 3) who hold faculty appointments at the instructor, assistant professor or equivalent appointments are eligible to apply for this award. The awards will include research expenses such as salary support, supplies and overhead for the awardees.

Through this award, the ASMF aims to assist new faculty in the development of a career in academic sleep medicine. The ASMF will award a grant of $50,000 distributed over two years to one applicant per year. The host institution must not have received funding for an ABSM Junior Faculty Research Award within two years of the application in order to be considered for this award. The award recipient will be recognized at SLEEP 2014.

A grant review committee appointed by the ASMF Executive Board will evaluate the proposals to determine the award recipients. Review will be based on the quality of the scientific proposal, the potential contribution of this work to the academic development of the institution, as well as to the development of the applicant’s academic career in sleep medicine, and the degree of institutional material support of the applicant’s research career development in sleep that is evident in the application.

Download ABSM Junior Faculty Research Award application

Candidates must complete the application process by Monday, December 9, 2013. Applicants will be notified of the award decision by April, 2014.

For questions about the ABSM Junior Faculty Research Award or other ASMF inquiries, please contact Laura Bentley, ASMF Assistant at 630-737-9700 or by e-mail at lbentley@discoversleep.org.