International Research Scholarship on Primary Snoring 2018
Award 2018: USD 1,000
SomniShop awards the International Research Scholarship on Primary Snoring every year. Here you will find all the information as well as the latest announcements.
Snoring is not only an annoying issue, but it can also have negative consequences for the snorer’s health. Daytime sleepiness, lack of concentration, bad breath and many other complaints can be attributed to snoring.
Numerous scientific studies and information are already available for the field of pathological snoring. With regard to habitual snoring, i.e., the simple, non-pathological snoring, the current state of relevant studies looks significantly worse.
We are therefore very interested in promoting research in this highly interesting field. Only on the basis of sound scientific knowledge the suffering of those affected can be alleviated and their quality of life improved.
SomniShop, therefore, awards the International Research Scholarship for Primary Snoring to young scientists from all over the world. Snoring is understood as an interdisciplinary subject area – the scholarship is open to academics from all disciplines (i.e. not confined to academics from the medical field).
The International Research Scholarship for Primary Snoring is awarded every year. The deadline for applications is 31 July of the respective year. The scholarship award for 2018 is USD 1,000 (approx. EUR 850). The winner will be selected by a jury of experts. All participants will be notified by the jury.
We will treat your application strictly confidential and will not share any of your personal data we receive with third parties (except for our external jury members). We will use your contact details only for notifying you about the outcome of your application. With acceptance of the scholarship, the winner agrees to the publication of his/her name and a short summary of his/her scientific work. There is no application fee and all applicants will be notified of the jury decision.
Call For Scholarship Applications 2018
Deadline for all 2018 scholarship applications is July 31, 2018. Download here more information on the application process and the scholarship terms and conditions.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions: by e-mail – scholarship(at)somnishop.net or simply call +49 9131 623 89 40.
We wish all applicants lots of fun and success!
Update (October 23, 2017)
Important note: Over the last few weeks, we received many general requests for funding. This scholarship is merit-based, i.e. general requests for funding without any submission of a specific proposal or idea related to primary snoring will not be successful. What you should provide us with is at least is a rough idea on how you would improve the therapy or diagnosis of primary snoring. This proposal can be related to certain product categories that you find on this website (for instance, snoring mouthpieces, nasal dilators or positional therapy). However, this is not necessary: our last scholarship winner presented a brilliant idea on virtual operation simulation that is very relevant for (nasal) snoring surgery.
Research Scholarship Winner 2017
The Managing Directors of health.On Ventures, Dr. Daniel Grätz (left) and Dr. Hannes Wakonig (right), congratulate Manuel Berger (middle) on his research award.
The predecessor scholarship, the European Research on Primary Snoring Scholarship 2017, was awarded to the Austrian scientist Manuel Berger for his innovative research approach on the topic of “Simulation-supported recognition of respiratory and snoring disorders”. The aim of his interdisciplinary research approach is to predict the results of nasal and sinus surgery much better. For this purpose, a virtual surgery environment will be developed. Based on a computed tomography data set, it will picture the nose shape with an accuracy of tenths of a millimetre. In this virtual environment, flow simulations can be used to illustrate how nasal breathing would be changed by nasal surgery. As limited nasal breathing is a major cause of primary snoring, this approach is of great significance for the research on this area.
Mr. Berger studied mechatronics and mechanical engineering at the MCI Management Center Innsbruck. He is currently doing his doctorate at the Medical Faculty of Innsbruck University in the field of image-guided diagnostics and therapy.