The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host the third-annual AASM Young Investigator Research Forum at NIH in Bethesda, Md., in April 2011. The forum helps shape the careers of promising young investigators in clinical and translational sleep medicine research. Twenty young investigator attendees will interact with NIH program officers as well as seasoned clinical sleep scientists over two days.

One important aspect of this forum is a mock grant review session, and the AASM needs your help to make this session a success. Please consider submitting the scientific portion of one of your sleep-related R01 or R21 grant applications (in the new 6 or 12-page format) for use by these young investigators at the forum. The application can be successful, unsuccessful or pending, and it can be anonymous if you wish, with any confidential information redacted as appropriate. Accompanying summary statements are greatly appreciated but not required. For your own benefit, please consider the sample grants posted online by NIAID.

Volunteering in this way can help develop the future of the field while also showcasing your laboratory. For more information or to submit your grant application as an example, please contact Lisa Wallis at or 630-737-9700.