The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) announces its 8th offering of the Young Investigators Research Forum to be held April 6-8, 2016 in Bethesda, Maryland. The Forum is designed to aid 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. Travel and lodging expenses will be paid up to a maximum of $1,200 dollars per attendee.
There is a projected future shortage of clinical sleep researchers, and research funding is difficult to obtain. This retreat is aimed at providing guidance, tactics, and strategies to better position young investigators for a successful career in clinical sleep research. The aims are to:
The Forum will provide an opportunity for collegial interaction with other young investigators and established senior investigators across the broad spectrum of clinical sleep research, as well as with NIH scientific and program officers. The ratio of faculty to young investigators will be approximately 1:3. The Forum will consist of didactic presentations, workshops, and small group sessions covering study design, presentation skills, grantsmanship, a mock grant review, and the mentor-mentee relationship. As active participants, the attendees will have the opportunity to present their current research, provide feedback on each other’s research proposals and review a grant.
Open to young investigators (clinical fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty) at U.S.-based institutions who are actively engaged and planning to continue a career in clinical or translational sleep medicine research. Applicants must have an advanced degree (MD, DO, PhD or equivalent) and be a member of the AASM at the time of application.
RESEARCH FORUM DATES AND LOCATION:
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – Friday, April 8, 2016 (½ day, full day, ½ day) at Bethesda Marriott Suites, 6711 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD 20817
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS SELECTED:
APPLICATION DUE DATE:
Monday, November 16, 2015
APPLICATION SUBMISSION & INQUIRIES:
To: Mr. Chris Harrod, Department of Science & Research
Phone: 630-737-9700 ext 9349
Completed application form (biosketch, research abstract and candidate letter, all in one document) must be sent electronically to Mr. C. Harrod at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, November 16, 2015. Thirty applicants will be selected for the Forum with decisions to be announced by email no later than Friday, February 19, 2016.