The Sleep Research Society 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 (APSS). Members can nominate their colleagues for each of the awards. The deadline to nominate peers and mentors is October 22nd, 2020.

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

Mary A. Carskadon Outstanding Educator Award

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. Learn more

Public Service Award

The SRS Public Service Award is presented to those individuals who have made significant and extraordinary contributions to the mission of SRS above and beyond research and educational activities. Examples include public relations and advocacy, developing government relationships, and public policy efforts, but excludes service on the SRS Board (past Board members are eligible, but service on the Board is not considered a part this award). Learn more