Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award

The Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award is presented to an individual(s) to recognize a specific, novel, and seminal research discovery that has significantly impacted the sleep and circadian research field.  This award honors a single scientist or up to three members of a scientific team most responsible for the design, conduct, and publication of the work.

Selection criteria generally include:

  • A specific major contribution that has been presented in either a single publication or multiple related publications
  • Scientific advances recognized by this award may be basic, translational, clinical, or theoretical in nature.

Please address questions to the SRS Coordinator, at coordinator@srsnet.org. Nominations for 2023 awards are open from September 1, 2022 through October 23, 2022.

Nomination Form

2022 Recipient

Maiken Nedergaard, MD, DMSc
Maiken Nedergaard, MD, DMSc

“I am very grateful to receive the Sleep Research Society’s 2022 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award.  It is really a very special honor for me – I am new to sleep research, and I’ve been indelibly impressed with how much exciting work is going on in this field.”

Past Recipients

2021 – Colin E. Sullivan, PhD
2020 – Richard P. Allen, PhD
2019 – Frank A. J. L. Scheer, PhD; Steven A. Shea, PhD
2018 – Chiara Cirelli, MD, PhD
2017 – Niels C. Rattenborg, PhD
2016 – Luis de Lecea, PhD
2015 – Arthur J. Spielman, PhD
2014 – David Holtzman, MD
2013 – Amita Sehgal, PhD
2012 – Joseph Takahashi, PhD
2011 – Terry B. Young, PhD
2010 – Mark Mahowald, MD; Carlos Schenck, MD
2009 – David B. Rye, MD, PhD; Juliane Winkelmann, MD
2008 – Robert Y. Moore, MD, PhD; Friedrich K. Stephen, PhD; Irving Zucker, PhD
2007 – Eve Van Cauter, PhD
2006 – Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD; Masashi Yanagisawa, MD, PhD