Sleep As Working at 2023

The AASM Foundation is accepting applications for its new program Sleep As Working at 2023, which aims to increase the number of early-career investigators who successfully apply for external funding for their research. The SOAR Fellows will learn how to successfully apply for career development grants, and the program will launch in August 2022 with the third cohort of SOAR Fellows. The program will run through June 2023. There are several benefits for early career investigators who choose to participate.

SOAR Fellows and Mentors will meet on a regular basis

The SOAR program is a three-year initiative that pairs SOAR Fellows with industry and university representatives. Mentors and fellows meet regularly over the course of the three-year program. Fellows also engage in one-week residential sessions and professional development programming. Once selected, mentors and fellows will have the opportunity to continue their relationship beyond the program. The SOAR program is open to early-career investigators, clinical fellows, and others in scientific research.

The program consists of cohorts of 16-20 Fellows. Each cohort meets regularly over three years as they complete the graduate program. The program has recently completed its recruitment process for the 2020-2023 cohort. It anticipates recruiting additional cohorts in 2021-2024, 2021-2025, and 2023-2026. The SOAR Fellows program is funded through the support of a private industry sponsor, who provides half of the student’s funding, and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research matches the other half of the cost. Fellows receive professional guidance from mentors and a faculty adviser throughout their studies.

SOAR Fellows and Mentors will meet at the mid-year retreat and at SLEEP 2023

The SOAR Program will launch with the third cohort of Fellows in August 2022. The fellowship will prepare early career investigators for leadership roles in sleep science research. This year-long training program will build the strengths of fellows, foster connections between academic institutions, and promote the growth of sleep science globally. The program is sponsored by the World Sleep Society.

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Once the selection process is complete, the SOAR Fellows and Mentors will meet for an introduction. Together, they will establish a timeline for the relationship and develop mutual goals. Mentors are chosen for their commitment to research and mentoring. The applicants must have at least one year of experience in the field of sleep. They should also be at least 21 years old, have experience in youth and summer camp administration, and have a working knowledge of G Suite and Microsoft Office.

SOAR Fellows and Mentors will present their research at SLEEP 2023

SOAR Fellows and Mentors meet regularly throughout the program, including at the mid-year retreat. In addition, each fellow will submit an abstract to the annual SLEEP meeting during the SOAR year. SOAR Fellows and Mentors will present their research at SLEEP 2023. Throughout the year, SOAR Fellows and Mentors will also develop research skills and refine their research ideas through regular mentoring interactions.

SOAR is seeking early-career investigators with promising sleep science careers to apply for external funding. The program is facilitated by the AASM Foundation and offers up to $2000 in reimbursements for travel and accommodation expenses. Trainees from underrepresented backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. This scholarship will provide a unique opportunity to develop networking skills and prepare for the future.

SOAR Fellows will receive travel scholarships

SOAR Fellowships will provide funds for research at one or more participating observatories. This opportunity is not intended to compete with permanent professional career positions. The SOAR Fellowship provides no guarantee of SOAR observing time, but fellows may request that time through their host institution or NOAO. Applicants are expected to submit all materials in 12-point font, single-spaced, and numbered. Foreign applicants should make sure that their materials will copy correctly to 8.5 x 11 paper. Each file should be no larger than 2 MB.

During the program, SOAR Fellows will receive a travel scholarship and a grant of $25,000 toward their studies. The GO System is a website that houses scholarship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Students can log in with their SOAR credentials to explore individual programs. SOAR also has a social media presence, where you can keep up with updates and learn about new scholarship opportunities. It is easy to get started with these scholarship programs.