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The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is dedicated to improving public health and safety by achieving understanding of sleep and sleep disorders, and by supporting sleep-related education, research, and advocacy.
Their programs and activities include:
- National Sleep Awareness Week®
- Sleep in America polls
- Pickwick Research Fellowships
- Community Sleep Awareness Partners (CSAPs)
- Drive Alert... Arrive Alive
Consumer awareness activities Edit
As part of its consumer awareness programs, NSF sponsors such initiatives as National Sleep Research Fellowships provide young researchers with funds to carry on full-time research in sleep-related fields. Pickwick Fellows receive funding based on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Research Service Award (NRSA) schedule and years of postdoctoral research experience (from $35,568 to $45,048) plus a benefit allowance up to $6,500.
- Sleep in America polls focus on different demographics every year the surveys are conducted. For example, the 2006 poll surveyed American adolescents and young adults, and the 2004 poll focused on infants up to school-aged children.
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