Strategic Research Award - Category I and Category II


The American Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF) is pleased to announce the Strategic Research Award (SRA) - Category I and Category II for 2017.

This is a focused request for applications (RFA) soliciting applications in specific topic areas that will advance the field of sleep medicine. The topics for this RFA include: circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, hypopnea scoring criteria, pediatric sleep-disordered breathing, collaborative care models across specialties, telemedicine for sleep-disordered breathing, and treatments for narcolepsy and other disorders of hypersomnia. Studies of other high-impact areas of sleep research will also be considered.

The SRA Category I is for those applicants seeking funding for projects up to $250,000.
The SRA Category II is for those seeking funding for projects up to $100,000.


  • The applicant must be a member of the AASM in good standing.
  • The applicant must possess a masters level degree or higher.
  • The applicant must have access to the necessary resources (including the proposed patient population), facilities and other resources needed to perform the proposed work.
  • Projects must be performed by United States based investigators and institutions. No projects outside the United States will be funded.

Award Review and Criteria Process

A letter of intent (LOI) is required and must be received by the ASMF no later than 11:59 p.m. Central time on June 6, 2017.

The LOI review will determine whether the applicant will be invited to submit a full application for consideration. Applications will be due no later than 11:59 p.m. Central time, October 9, 2017.

An award review committee appointed by the ASMF Executive Board will evaluate and score all submitted applications. Factors that will be taken into consideration include the applicant’s experience, availability of resources necessary to complete the study, feasibility and scientific merit of the research plan, the research environment, responsiveness to the current RFA, appropriateness of the proposed research to the ASMF mission, and the anticipated relationship between the funds provided and expected outcomes. The ASMF Board of Directors will make the final determination regarding funding of awards.