Sleep Health Foundation Education Grant Announcement
Over the last two years the Sleep Health Foundation has been pleased to award a Sleep Health Education Grant and excellent applications have been received for both the 2012 and 2013 grants. This grant supported the development of creative and innovative programmes for education and/or outreach on sleep health-related research for a variety of audiences. For 2014 the Board of Directors have made the strategic decision not to award this grant. This is because we have decided to invest more significantly in 2014 to assist in the establishment of the CRC on Alertness and Productivity. The Board sees the long term aims of the grant and the CRC as being complementary. We look forward to calling for applications in mid 2014 for the awarding of a Sleep Health Education Grant for 2015.
Purpose: To provide a stipend for Advanced Trainees in Sleep Medicine or younger Fellows to commence a higher research degree. Projects may be in basic, clinical epidemiological or public health aspects of Sleep Medicine.
Eligibility: Australian and New Zealand Advanced Trainees in Sleep Medicine or Fellows (of less than three years standing) of the RACP or its Faculties or Chapters who are enrolled for a higher research degree at a university in Australia or New Zealand. Applications for part-time research will also be considered.
Tenable: Australia or New Zealand. For more information click here.
The Scholarship is made available by a grant from the ResMed Foundation Ltd. It is administered by the RACP and The Australasian Sleep Association.
Grant Winner 2013
The Sleep Health Foundation has great pleasure in announcing the winner of the 2013 Sleep Health Education Grant.
The Sleep Health Foundation has created this grant to help transfer new and established knowledge in sleep health and sleep biology to health professionals (outside of the sleep area) and/or the public at large. The award is for $20,000, to be spent over one year.
The successful application, entitled “E-Learning Infant Sleep (ELIST) Program for non-sleep specialists,” was from The Community Child Health (CCH) Research Group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne.