The American Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF) announces two new grant opportunities for 2009.

The Educational Projects Award is a research opportunity that supports and promotes the educational mission of the ASMF. Physicians (MD or DO) Board Certified/Board Eligible in sleep medicine as well as AASM members are invited to apply for this award.

The Strategic Research Award is a grant opportunity to support one year sleep research projects to study the effects of gender on the manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, or impact of sleep disorders. It is expected that each proposal will address a specific sleep disorder but can explore the effects of gender on individual or global aspects of diagnosis or management.

The awards will include research expenses such as salary support, supplies and overhead for the awardees. Visit the ASMF Web site,, for application and submission details. Please note the application deadline for both awards is February 28, 2009.