Philips/ASA Sleep Research Grant 



Applications closed for 2019. Applications for 2020 will advised

The purpose of this annual Grant (one to be awarded in 2019 and another in 2020) which isproudly supported by Philips is to facilitate a project in the field of sleep research for an emerging investigator who is a member of the ASA. Applicants should be actively working in sleep research or a clinical sleep discipline and have completed their post graduate training but be less than ten years post doctorate (PhD or equivalent). The grant could be used to support staff, direct research costs or equipment for a discreet sleep research project or as seed funding to collect pilot data to facilitate a larger body of work of importance to the field of sleep medicine. It should not be used for travel. The work must be undertaken in Australia or New Zealand. The successful applicant will provide a report at the completion of research project for which this grant was used for inclusion in the ASA newsletter and website. The award cannot be made to an individual more than once. The maximum amount awarded for each project is AUD $40,000.  Funds for this Grant should go directly to support the recipient's research and be exempt from any Institutional Levy. 

Successful applicants are encouraged to present any research resulting from the Phillips/ASA Sleep Research Grant at the Annual Sleep Down Under conference. Acknowledgement of support on any presentations or publications arising from the Phillips/ASA Sleep Research Grant is required.

Specific Aims

  • The Phillips/ASA Sleep Research Grant supports research into the causes, diagnosis or management of Sleep Disorders.
  • This award will support medical research projects to build capacity and foster the development of research in the broad field of sleep research from basic sciences to translational sleep research.
  • The goal of this award is to improve outcomes and quality of life for individuals with sleep disorders or inadequate sleep.

Application Process and Requirements

Applicants should submit the following using the Phillips/ASA Sleep Research Grant proposal award template to the ASA Secretariat, details below, for consideration by the ASA Research Committee:

  • Brief description of the project in non-specialised language (200 word maximum)
  • A research proposal that clearly identifies the title of the research project, research questions/aims and hypotheses, methodology, statistical analysis, brief description of the research environment and feasibility of completing the project within the time frame and the potential impact of the research (up to two A4 pages, plus up to 1 page of references)
  • Brief budget with justification including description of how the funds will be used (1/2 page)
  • A brief CV - (no more than 2 pages), to highlight:
    • Date in which post-graduate degree was awarded
    • ASA membership number and year of initial membership
    • Education/Training
    • Brief paragraph of research area
    • Awards and Honours
    • National and International Presentations
    • Any significant career disruptions (if relevant)
    • Any other relevant information
    • A list of career publications (unlimited page limit).
  • Proof of emerging career status (completion of formal research or clinical training i.e. Masters, PhD or MD/FRACP or equivalent within 10 years from the application deadline, except in extenuating circumstances, as per NHMRC Guidelines). The Certification by Supervisor Form [DOC] must be completed by your supervisor/Head of Department and submitted with your application.

Selection Process

Applications will be assessed by members of the ASA Research Committee according to the following criteria:

  1. scientific merit (50%)
  2. significance or innovation and impact (25%)
  3. track record (25%).

Length of ASA membership may also be taken into consideration.


Only full applications with all requested materials submitted prior to the closing date will be considered. All applications should be submitted by midnight (AEST), 31 July to:

Australasian Sleep Association
114/30 Campbell Street, Blacktown,
NSW 2148
Fax: +61 2 9672 3884 - Email:

Award Notification

In the event of there being no suitable applicants the Research Award will not be awarded.
The award will be presented at the annual ASA ASM. However, the successful applicant will be notified prior to the ASM.

Download an application form here

Award Recipients

2019: Jayne Carberry

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