Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management

Available Funding for Researchers

UW-Funded Pilot Awards (RIFP) – Due February 3, 2020

The Center for Innovation in Sleep Self-Management (CISSM) in collaboration with the ONR pilot research program is offering 1-year grants of up to $20,000. These grants are internally funded and are available to UW faculty members and post-doctoral fellows at the Seattle Campus. PI does not need to be RN, but at least one co-investigator must be. PI needs to be new or early stage investigator; established investigators with new focus on sleep health will also be considered.

Projects that are responsive to this call will: 1) engage population(s) with chronic illness; 2) have a research focus on sleep deficiency, sleep health related to population health, precision health in relation to biomarkers, or secondary data analysis of existing sleep data; 3) provide data that will be used for a larger extramural study. Indicate on the cover page of the proposal if you would like to be considered for CISSM funding.

Use of technology highly encouraged, but not required. Intervention study highly encouraged, not required.  If the proposal does not focus on an intervention, the researcher will need to provide preliminary data to support the development of an intervention study. 

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CISSM Pilot Projects

The CISSM is currently funding 2 projects in sleep health. Two projects are completed – one on children with asthma, and the other looking at an intervention with older adults with osteoarthritis.

In June of 2018, 2 projects began – one to test the feasibility and estimate the efficacy of a novel online mindfulness meditation intervention to help pregnant women with a history of depression to self-manage sleep, and the other will develop and test the usability of a technology-based sleep intervention that provides parents with the necessary tools (self-efficacy, motivation, activation) to set goals, problem solve, and improve sleep in young children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).

Click here to see all CISSM-funded pilot studies.