The SRS recognizes excellence in sleep and circadian research by providing funding and recognition. Each of the SRS awards is presented during the Plenary Session at SLEEP, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Members can nominate their colleagues for each of the awards.

Distinguished Scientist Award
The Distinguished Scientist Award is the Sleep Research Society’s highest award and recognizes significant, original and sustained scientific contributions of a basic, translational, clinical or theoretical nature to the sleep and circadian research field. This award honors a single individual of prominence in the research community over an entire career. View full details.

Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award
The Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award is presented to individuals to recognize novel and seminal research dealing with a specific thematic area (not a collection of disparate findings) that has made a significant impact to the sleep and circadian research field. Generally, the major contribution is presented in a single publication, although in some cases the scientific contribution is best represented in a small series of discoveries. Scientific advances recognized by this award may be basic, translational, clinical or theoretical in nature. This award honors one scientist or a team of up to three scientists most responsible for the design, conduct, and publication of the novel and seminal work. View full details.

Mary A Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award Criteria
The Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award honors excellence in education in the sleep and circadian research field. This award is given to a sleep professional to honor outstanding educational contributions to disseminating the knowledge base, research methods and health and safety significance of the sleep and circadian field. Educational contributions may include teaching, mentoring, course development, educational publications (including text books, popular press books, or popular press articles), presentations (including mass media presentations), and/or outreach activities. View full details.