Young investigators in clinical and translational sleep medicine research can now apply for the 9th annual AASM Young Investigators Research Forum, which will be held April 12-14, 2017, in Bethesda, Maryland. Successful applicants will be selected based on past research productivity and future promise. Travel and lodging expenses will be paid up to a maximum of $1,200 dollars per attendee.

The retreat provides guidance, tactics, and strategies to better position young investigators for a successful career in clinical sleep research. It offers an opportunity for collegial interaction with other young investigators and established senior investigators across the broad spectrum of clinical sleep research, as well as with National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientific and program officers.

The Young Investigators Research Forum is open to young investigators (clinical fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty) at U.S.-based institutions who are actively engaged and planning to continue a career in clinical or translational sleep medicine research. Applicants must have an advanced degree (MD, DO, PhD or equivalent) and be a member of the AASM at the time of application. Thirty applicants will be selected to participate.

The application deadline has been extended to Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.