Summer SWIM: Sleep and Circadian Workshop on Indispensable Methods
August 10-14, 2020
Call for Applications
The University of Pittsburgh Center for Sleep and Circadian Science (CSCS) is pleased to announce its inaugural Summer SWIM: Sleep and Circadian Workshop on Indispensable Methods, August 10-14, 2020. We are now accepting applications. Individuals from groups under-represented in sleep and circadian science are strongly encouraged to apply.
What is the Summer SWIM?
- An immersive one-week training program addressing state-of-the-art methodologies in human and animal research on sleep and circadian rhythms
- An opportunity to network with junior and senior colleagues in sleep and circadian science
What are the program goals?
- To provide state-of-the art didactic and experiential learning opportunities addressing sleep and circadian research methods
- To demonstrate how these methods are applied in translational sleep and circadian research studies
- To foster career development and networking for early stage investigators
What topics will be covered?
- Human research methods: Polysomnography, actigraphy, self-report, circadian phase assessment
- Animal research methods: EEG sleep, circadian phase and amplitude assessment, molecular, cell, and circuit-based neuroscience methods
How is the Summer SWIM structured?
- The Summer SWIM consists of classroom and hand-on activities over 5 days
- Morning sessions will focus on didactics
- Afternoon sessions will include hands-on, experiential training
- Social activities will foster networking and informal discussion
- Food and lodging are included in the registration fee
Who is the intended audience?
- Graduate students, post-baccalaureates, post-docs, medical students, residents, and fellows, and junior faculty who are interested in pursuing sleep and circadian research
- Prior sleep and circadian science experience is not required
- We are especially committed to developing a diverse sleep and circadian workforce. Individuals from groups under-represented in sleep and circadian science are strongly encouraged to apply.
What is the cost? Is financial support available?
- The registration fee is $1,125 for trainees and $1,250 for faculty, including food (breakfast, lunch and 3 dinners) and lodging (registration fees are reduced by $300 for shared lodging). For local attendees (no hotel), the registration fee is $400
- Participants are responsible for travel costs
- Need-based scholarships to underwrite the registration fee and defray travel costs are available to individuals from under-represented backgrounds in sleep and circadian science and non-research-intensive institutions
How do I apply?
- Online applications are available at sleep.pitt.edu/training
- Space is limited
- Application deadline has been extended to March 22, 2020
- Applicants will be notified about acceptance to the program by April 15, 2020.
I have other questions!
- Contact Linda Willrich: firstname.lastname@example.org