Log on to www.discoversleep.org for the new Web site of the American Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF). The site has information about the ASMFs research, education and humanitarian initiatives as well as a new online donation function.
Visit the site for the guidelines and applications for two new opportunities offered by the ASMF. Through theses awards, the ASMF aims to support research training for physicians who wish to pursue careers as physician scientists in sleep medicine. The application for both opportunities is January 15, 2008. Contact the Foundation Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Physicians (MD or DO) who have completed or have been accepted for an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited sleep medicine fellowships are eligible to apply for the AASM Physician Scientist Training Award. The awards will include research expenses such as salary support, supplies and overhead for the awardees. The ASMF will award five one-year grants in the amount of $75,000 each to chosen candidates for research in sleep medicine.
The Takeda Pharmaceuticals Grant for Sleep Medicine Post-Fellowship Research Year provides support of $75,000 for an additional sleep research year for graduates of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited sleep medicine fellowships.