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This award recognizes an outstanding research effort by a new investigator in the field of sleep research. The basis for evaluation of candidates is a single publication in a refereed journal. The candidate should be the first author; and the article must be published or officially accepted for publication by the application deadline. On the application deadline, the candidate must be within 7 years of obtaining a terminal degree. Exceptions to this criterion will be considered for those applicants who feel that extenuating circumstances warrant such consideration. A letter detailing these considerations must be included with the application.
The award cycle for the 2014 Young Investigator Award is closed. The 2015 award cycle will be announced at a later date.
The award consists of a plaque and a travel honorarium to be applied toward travel to SLEEP, the Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. The plaque will be presented at a ceremony at SLEEP
To apply, candidates must submit, as a single PDF or Word Document, a single CV, documentation of the date of receipt of terminal degree and, if applicable, a letter outlining extenuating circumstances . If a paper is in press at the time of application, a copy of the written notification of the paper’s acceptance for publication must also be included. Applicants should provide the name of a senior investigator who will provide a letter of recommendation. The senior investigator does not need to be an author on the paper or abstract, but should be familiar with the candidate’s role on the research project. The candidate is responsible for ensuring that the letter of recommendation from the senior investigator arrives by the application deadline. In addition, a candidate must be a member in good standing of the SRS or must include a completed application for membership and fee with the award application. Repeat applications from unsuccessful applicants from previous years are encouraged. The Young Investigator Award can only be received once by an individual.
Candidates are welcome to apply for the Young Investigator Award in addition to any of the trainee awards, but in the event the candidate receives the Young Investigator Award, she/he will receive only this award. Multiple awards may be recognized, dependent on the quality of the applications.
Josianne Broussard, PhD
John Lesku, PhD