The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), in partnership with the American Sleep Medicine Foundation (ASMF), has unveiled its first research award program. AADSM members are eligible to submit a letter of intent to be considered for the award, which will support and drive new studies in specific areas of dental sleep medicine where research findings are limited.
“This new partnership with the ASMF provides a wonderful opportunity for our members to pursue important research in the field of dental sleep medicine,” said AADSM President Harold A. Smith, DDS. “This initiative gives support and financial assistance to members, empowering them to initiate research projects that will further our understanding of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of sleep-disordered breathing.”
The award program is organized into two categories to allow for flexibility and a range of funding opportunities to potential applicants. Category I is for applicants seeking funding for projects up to $100,000, and Category II is for applicants seeking funding for projects up to $30,000.
Interested applicants for both categories must meet the following requirements to be eligible for entry:
-A member of the AADSM in good standing
-Possession of a master’s level degree or higher
-Access to the necessary facilities and resources to perform the proposed work
Projects must be performed by investigators and institutions based in the United States or Canada, and the applicant must not have a financial conflict of interest or incur significant financial benefit from the proposed research.
Individuals who are interested in participating in the program must submit a letter of intent (LOI) prior to submitting a full application. The LOI is due no later than 11:59 p.m. CDT on October 4, 2016. Approved applicants will then be invited to submit a full application for the program, which is due by January 23, 2017. For detailed requirements and more information regarding the research award, please visit www.discoversleep.org/dentalresearchaward.aspx.