American Academy of Sleep Medicine: Bridge to Success Award for Mid-Career or Senior Investigators

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine invites applications for its bridge to success award for mid-career or senior investigators career development award. This supports researchers in sleep and biological rhythms who need bridge funding while re-applying for research support.

The aim is to assist established sleep investigators who have been independently supported by the National Institutes of Health or other government research grants, but whose recent grant proposals are unlikely to be funded.

The award provides support to help an investigator stay in the field of sleep and circadian research while reapplying for external funding.

Funding & Duration

The award is worth up to USD $100,000 (approx AUD $132,000) over one year.

It may cover research expenses such as salary support, supplies, participant costs and institutional overhead. Indirect costs are capped at eight per cent.


Sleep scientists holding a MD, DO or PhD who have been independently funded for at least five of the last seven years may apply. They must have submitted at least one NIH grant proposal or the equivalent during the current or prior year that scored at or above the 40th percentile, and have received a summary statement and priority score reflecting that the application is unlikely to receive funding and a revision will be necessary.

Applicants must be or become members of the association, and maintain the membership for the duration of the award.

Individuals who have received independent research funding of more than USD $150,000 are not eligible.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

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