The Physician Scientist Training Award is designed to support a one-year mentored sleep research project following a clinical sleep medicine fellowship. The award may be used to cover expenses associated with research and training, such as applicant salary support, supplies, participant incentives and other project or training costs. Please review the eligibility criteria for further details.

The Bridge to Success Award is divided into two categories:

  • The Bridge to Success Award for Early Career Investigators is designed to provide ‘bridge’ funding to promising early-career sleep scientists who have applied for a career development award such as a K-award grant from the NIH, a Career Development Award from the VA, or an equivalent career development grant from another federal or non-federal entity, but whose applications are unlikely to be within the funding range.  The intent of this award is to provide support during the period of time needed for revision and resubmission of a promising application or to provide funds to support collection of preliminary or pilot data in response to reviewer critiques.
  • The Bridge to Success Award for Mid-Career/Senior Investigators is designed to assist established sleep investigators who have been independently supported by the NIH or other government research grants for at least five years, but whose recent grant proposals are unlikely to be funded.  A Bridge to Success Mid-Career/Senior Investigator Award will provide support for one year to help an independent investigator stay in the field of sleep research while reapplying for external funding.

All three of these award amounts are up to $100,000 per award and each for a period of up to one year. To view the full announcement and download the application, please visit the Award Opportunities page on the ASMF website.

For questions about the ASMF Career Development Award or any other ASMF inquiries, please contact Laura Bentley at 630-737-9700 or