The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society offer the following awards.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine Young Investigator Award
All students, postdoctoral fellows and residents who are members of the AASM and under 40 years of age are eligible to apply for the AASM Young Investigator Award. The AASM Research Committee will evaluate Young Investigator abstract submissions based on scientific merit. It is expected that the Young Investigator will have first author status on the abstract and will have played an important role in conducting the research. The Research Committee will provide recommendations to the AASM Board of Directors for final selection of the award winner. The winner and up to four honorable mentions will be recognized and honored at SLEEP 2013.
Sleep Research Society Trainee Travel Award Based on Merit
The Sleep Research Society Trainee Travel Award Based on Scientific Merit is intended to further the career development of students who are actively pursuing an academic degree, or who are pursuing postdoctoral training in sleep research.
All eligible applicants must be undergraduate, pre-doctoral students, or postdoctoral fellow members of the Sleep Research Society at the time of application, and must be actively engaged in sleep research. Recipients must register for and attend SLEEP 2013 and the SRS Trainee Symposia Series on Saturday, June 1, 2013 - Sunday, June 2, 2013, and submit a program evaluation. Awards will be distributed only when the recipients submit a program evaluation at the conclusion of the Trainee Symposia Series.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine Section Investigator Award
In an effort to encourage membership and attendance at section meetings, foster section identity, and honor meritorious research in the field of sleep medicine, each of the eight AASM membership sections will review abstracts from their respective abstract categories for consideration in the 2013 Section Investigator Awards. The intent of these awards is to honor the most outstanding abstract from a young investigator within the membership of each section. As such, a young investigator must be a section member, must be first author of the abstract, and must be out of training (residency for MDs or post-doctoral for PhDs) for no more than five years in order to apply. Current members of the AASM Membership Sections Steering Committees are not eligible. This must be the first time the abstract has been submitted to the SLEEP annual meeting. Past section investigator award winners may not apply for another section investigator award in any section.
The award consists of a certificate and honorarium and will be presented during the applicable section meeting. Additionally, the winner will be asked to present their abstract during the section meeting.
Sleep Research Society Young Investigator Award
The Sleep Research Society Young Investigator Award recognizes an outstanding research effort by a new investigator in the field of sleep research. The basis for evaluation of candidates is a single publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The candidate should be the first author and the article must be published or officially accepted for publication by the application deadline. On the application deadline, the candidate must be within seven years of obtaining a terminal degree. Exceptions to this criterion will be considered for those applicants who feel that extenuating circumstances warrant such consideration. A letter detailing these considerations must be included with the application.
The award includes a plaque and a travel honorarium to be applied toward travel to SLEEP 2013. The plaque will be presented at a ceremony at SLEEP 2013.