Christian Guilleminault Young Investigator Endowment Fund

The CG Fund

In his memory, World Sleep Foundation, a nonprofit 501c(3) organization, has created an endowment in honor of this sleep pioneer.

PURPOSE To encourage young investigators in the field of sleep, especially in developing portions of the world, to advance Sleep Medicine & Research worldwide.

GOAL World Sleep Foundation’s goal is to raise $100,000, allowing for up to $1,000 travel grants to be awarded per recipient each year.

Contributing to the Christian Guilleminault Young Investigator Endowment Fund is tax deductible.

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Applications for New Investigator Award

Download the application for the sleep meeting in which you are presenting an abstract:

Present your abstract to the sleep medicine and research audience at SLEEP 2021 (online, June 10 – 13, 2021) to be considered for an award from the Christian Guilleminault Young Investigator Endowment Fund.

Up to four grants of $500 USD will be offered to qualifying individuals in honor of this important sleep pioneer. To apply, applicants must be eligible by meeting the following criteria:

NEW INVESTIGATORS

  • 35-years-old or younger OR be less than 5 years post MD or PhD degree
  • Abstract (poster or oral) must have already been accepted by one of the three sleep conferences mentioned above
  • Application received by the World Sleep Society administrative office by the deadline on each conference’s application

APPLICATION PROCESS
Download the application for the meeting you are presenting at and submit the completed application to World Sleep Society administrative office.


2020 Winners

World Sleep Society presented the Christian Guilleminault Young Investigator Award to the following individuals:

Larissa C. Engert in recognition for research on Exposure to experimentally induced sleep disturbance affects the inflammatory resolution pathways in healthy humans presented at the SLEEP 2020 Virtual Meeting on August 27-30, 2020.

Lukas Krone in recognition for research on Cortical regulation of global sleep homeostasis presented at the ESRS Virtual Congress 2020 on September 22-24, 2020.

These new investigator awards were selected to encourage young investigators in the field of sleep, especially in developing portions of the world, to advance Sleep Medicine & Research worldwide.


2021 Winners

World Sleep Society presented the Christian Guilleminault Young Investigator Award to the following individuals:

Leon Siriwardhana in recognition of “Longitudinal assessment of ventilatory instability and its relationship to periodic breathing in preterm infants” presented at IPSA Online 2021 on February 5-6, 2021.

Derric Eng in recognition of “The association between maternal sleep during pregnancy and infant sleep across the first year” presented at IPSA Online 2021 on February 5-6, 2021.

Georgie Agar in recognition of “The developmental trajectory of sleep in children with Smith-Magenis syndrome compared to typically developing peers” presented at IPSA Online 2021 on February 5-6, 2021.

These new investigator awards were selected to encourage young investigators in the field of sleep, especially in developing portions of the world, to advance Sleep Medicine & Research worldwide.

 


Offer the CG New Investigator Award at Your Sleep Meeting

World Sleep Foundation invites sleep societies around the world to offer the Christian Guilleminault New Investigator Award at their sleep meetings. To apply, download the application form and submit a completed application to our administrative office via email at info@worldsleepsociety.org.

Download CG Award Society Application

 


Promote ‘The CG Fund’

Download premade promotional items to tell your audience about this important new investigator fund in sleep medicine.

  • PPT [CG Event PPT]
    Use this PPT template to build a presentation about the award and its winners at your conference. Fill in the blank slides with the details about the winners selected.
  • Flyer [Available in PDF]
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  • Fund Logo [Available in PNG]
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  • Email wording [Email drafts in Word Doc]
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