The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recognizes the importance of maintaining robust federal funding for research. One of the main pathways for sleep researchers to receive funding is through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH annually awards more than 57,000 research and training grants that support approximately 300,000 researchers at more than 2,500 universities and organizations in every state. This work creates the very foundation for informed, impactful, and cost-effective health care.
It’s also a wise economic investment. Every dollar of this external medical research funding, distributed by the NIH to universities and other groups nationwide, is estimated to add an additional $2.2 million to local economies.
To learn more you can use the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools webpage to find out how much research funding NIH has distributed in your state. You also can read how the AASM has advocated for sleep medicine professionals to unite in support of NIH funding.
The following fact sheets provide a glimpse of how the AASM interacts with NIH: