Conference Awards

Awards to APSS-SLEEP Meeting and the SRS’s Advances in Sleep and Circadian Sciences Meeting

These awards support early-stage investigators with registration awards, allowing them to continue to learn and grow as sleep and/or circadian researchers.
Annual Award: Covers the cost of registration.
Funding Provided by the Sleep Research Society Foundation

Alfonso Alfini – Johns Hopkins University
Sofia Axelrod – Rockefeller University
Maria Neus Ballester Roig – University of Montreal
Darius Becker-Krail – University of Pittsburgh
Ryan Bottary – Boston College
Marissa Ann Bowman – University of Pittsburgh
Omonigho Bubu – NYU Langone Health
Jacob Clark – Monash University
Enmanuelle Pardilla Delgado – Harvard University
Christopher Michael Depner – University of Colorado Boulder
Leela Chakravarti Dilley – University of Pennsylvania
Camilla Hoyos – Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
Joy Joseph – Fort Valley State University
Kyle Ketchesin – University of Pittsburgh
Sara Yunha Kim – University of Notre Dame
Heidi Lammers-van der Holst – Harvard Medical School/ Leiden University Medical Center
Daniel A Lee – California Institute of Technology
Carmel Annette Martin-Fairey – Washington University
Hylton Molzof – University of Alabama
Ankit Ashok Parekh – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Elsa Pittaras – Stanford University
Basma Mahmoud Radwan – New York University Abu Dhabi
Champion Seun-Fadipe – Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital
Ari Shechter – Columbia University Medical Center
Kate E Sprecher – University of Colorado Boulder
Kevin Michael Swift – University of Michigan
Masashi Tabuchi – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Stephen Justin Thomas – University of Alabama at Birmingham
David Samuel Uygun – VA Boston & Harvard Medical School
Robin Yuan – Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

SLEEP Meeting Post Graduate Course Scholarship

These scholarships fund select early career stage researchers at the post-doctoral, instructor, or assistant professor level to attend the post graduate course at SLEEP.
Annual Award: Covers the cost of registration.
Funding Provided by the Sleep Research Society Foundation

Todd M. Bishop, PhD – University of Rochester Medical Center
Omonigho Michael Bubu – New York University
Jennifer Goldschmied – University of Pennsylvania

Sarah Emert – The University of Arizona

Hening Pujasari Dr Universitas – Indonesia Faculty of Nursing
Catherine M Heinzinger DO – Cleveland Clinic
Alexandria L Muench – University of Pennsylvania
Julia T Boyle – VA Boston Healthcare System
Omonigho M Bubu – NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Trainee Merit Award

Trainee Merit Awards are financial awards which are approximately the cost of registration for SLEEP, a certificate, and recognition in an SRS Update. To be eligible for a Trainee Merit Award, trainees must have submitted an abstract for the SLEEP meeting; complete/submit the application, attend Trainee Day, and submit an evaluation.

Leadership Development Workshop Award (odd years)

The Leadership Development Workshop is held for a select group of trainees seeking guidance in leadership development. The workshop includes speakers, interactive panels, and small group discussions. Topics ill include transitioning to independence, setting up a research team, managing the business of science, and personal marketing. To be eligible for the Leadership Development Workshop Award, trainees must complete and submit an application and attend the Leadership Development Workshop (workshops take place during the annual SLEEP meeting in odd years).

Grant Writing Workshop Award (even years)

The Grant Writing Workshop is held for a select group of trainees seeking guidance in grant writing development. The workshop includes speakers, interactive panels, and small group discussions. Topics include practical information on the grant writing process, from initial planning to funding, as well as an opportunity to have specific aims reviewed by a faculty member. To be eligible for the Grant Writing Workshop Award, trainees must complete and submit an application and attend the Grant Writing Workshop (workshops take place during the annual SLEEP meeting in even years).

Diversity Travel Award

The SRS welcomes and benefits from scientists and researchers with a common interest in sleep and circadian rhythms from varying backgrounds, disciplines and countries. The SRS Diversity Travel Award aims to facilitate attendance from underrepresented groups and increase diversity at the SLEEP meeting. Researchers with disabilities or who identify as coming from backgrounds underrepresented in sleep and circadian rhythms, regardless of nationality, are strongly encouraged to apply. Trainees will be offered up to $2000 reimbursement for registration fees, travel, and lodging costs associated with attending SLEEP. All levels of training are eligible for the SRS Diversity Travel Award (high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students, medical students, medical residents, fellows, postdoctoral fellows). To be eligible for the Diversity Travel Award, trainees must complete and submit the application and attend the SLEEP meeting. Trainees are welcome to apply to this award in addition to the Trainee Merit award but will only be awarded one.

Undergraduate Trainee Travel Award

These scholarships fund undergraduates to attend SLEEP.
Annual Award: Covers the cost of registration.
Funding Provided by the Sleep Research Society Foundation

This award is offered for undergraduate trainees with an interest in pursuing a career in sleep or circadian rhythms. Trainees will be offered up to $1000 reimbursement for registration fees, travel, and lodging costs associated with attending SLEEP. To be eligible for the Undergraduate Trainee Travel Award, trainees must complete and submit the application, attend the Trainee Symposia Series (Trainee Day) ,and submit an evaluation form on site. Trainees who have never attended Trainee Day and who do not have any outside funding to attend SLEEP will be given preference for this award, but all undergraduates are encouraged to apply. Trainees are welcome to apply to this award in addition to the Trainee Merit award but will only be awarded one.

Amy Janis – Purdue University
Matt Gratton – University of Kansas Medical Center
Akshay Krishnan – Penn State University

SRS Foundation’s Young Investigator’s Research Forum Scholarships

The SRSF partners with the AASM Foundation to provide scholarships to attend the annual Young Investigator’s Research Forum that is aimed at providing guidance, tactics, and strategies to better position young investigators for a successful career in sleep and circadian research.
One Year Award: Covers the cost of registration.
Funding Provided by the Sleep Research Society Foundation

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