Young Investigators Research Forum
The Young Investigators Research Forum will be held April 1-3, 2020 in Bethesda, Maryland. The 3-day research forum aids the career development of promising young investigators in clinical and translational sleep medicine research. Successful applicants will be selected based on past research productivity and future promise in sleep medicine research. Selected attendees will be awarded a scholarship that includes travel, lodging, and food expenses paid by the AASM Foundation.
To learn more about the Young Investigators Research Forum 2020 and to apply, visit the AASM Foundation Young Investigators Research Forum webpage.
The YIRF offers a rare opportunity to have such a breadth and depth of introduction to the field of sleep research at the early stages, particularly in an environment with such dedicated senior faculty.
The YIRF helped demystify the NIH grant types and helped me understand steps of grant submission and review. The staff was encouraging of my project and this helped bolster confidence to apply for future funding.
Young investigators should apply to attend this year’s YIRF because it will provide them with intensive mentoring and key strategies for developing a successful academic career.
Beyond the opportunity to talk with leaders in the field, having down time with peers who are on the same career path as you is a wonderful place to develop relationships with individuals who will become your collaborators.