Rob Pierce Grant in Aid

Stage: Competition Finished

How to Apply?

Applicants should submit the following for consideration by the ASA Research Committee:

1. Brief CV of applicant including contact details, publications and presentations, ASA or ASTA membership number and year of initial membership.

2. Proof of early career status. The Certification by Supervisor Form[DOC] must be completed by your supervisor/Head of Department and submitted with your application. You must:

(i) be actively training in the fields of sleep health or sleep science and/or undertaking sleeprelated research and/or involved in a clinical sleep discipline;

(ii) not have received competitive research funding of greater than $50,000 as a chief investigator (CIA) or equivalent from any source apart from local institutional funding (holding a competitive fellowship that supports the applicant’s salary is allowable).

(iii) not be more than five years since being awarded post doctorate degree, except in extenuating circumstances, as per NHMRC Guidelines.

3. Brief description (maximum 2000 words) of the project for which the funds will be used including (where applicable): background; aims and hypotheses and research plan.

4. Brief budget with justification including description of how the funds will be used. Funds for this Grant in Aide should go directly to support the recipient’s research and be exempt from any Institutional Levy.

Applications will be judged according to the following criteria: 1) scientific merit, 2) significance, and 3) track record. Length of ASA /ASTA membership may also be taken into consideration.

Only full applications with all requested materials submitted prior to the closing date will be considered.

 Funding Available



The Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) is the peak scientific body in Australia & New Zealand representing clinicians, scientists and researchers in the broad area of Sleep. Its many functions include: -Promoting education and training in sleep health and sleep medicine within its membership -Fostering research -Establishing clinical guidelines The mission of the Austr...