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For New Investigators

Breaking into research

Grants for new physicians and PhD researchers

The American Osteopathic Foundation and the AOA have partnered to offer new physicians and PhD researchers funding to conduct 18-month projects rooted in osteopathic principles and practice.

The objective of the New Investigator Grant Program is to advance scientific training for researchers who have completed a terminal research degree or postgraduate clinical training, whichever came later, within the past 10 years. The program provides up to $50,000 in research funding for DOs, MDs or PhDs conducting 18-month studies that corresponds to the AOA’s five research focus areas.

Individuals who previously competed successfully as a Principal Investigator (PI) for a larger AOA grant (i.e., $100,000-$150,000 grant award) and/or received an R01 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant or its equivalent as a PI are not eligible.

Since 2016, the AOA has awarded more than $3 million in grants for osteopathic research. Learn more about projects funded by the AOA’s research grant program, and check back on Nov. 1, 2019, for information on how to submit your research for funding in the 2020 grant program.

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AOA Research Grants

Research spotlight

Grant opportunities for DOs, MDs and PhDs

Funding is awarded to researchers conducting 18- or 24-month projects rooted in osteopathic principles and practice.

MD, DO and PhD researchers are eligible to apply for AOA grant funding that corresponds to RFAs in the AOA’s five research focus areas. Since 2016, the AOA has awarded more than $3 million in grants for osteopathic research. Learn more about projects funded by the AOA’s research grant program, and check back on Nov. 1, 2019, for information on how to submit your research for funding in the 2020 grant program.

The 2019 grant program is closed. Researchers applied for up to $100,000 in funding for 18-month studies and up to $150,000 in funding for 24-month studies in the following areas:

  • Osteopathic Philosophy & Differences in Communication, Compassion/Empathy or Patient Satisfaction
  • Osteopathic Approach to Obesity, its Related Metabolic Disorders, and Complications
  • OMT Effect on Inflammation
  • The Osteopathic Approach & Parkinson’s Disease
  • Osteopathic Medicine Applied to Musculoskeletal Injuries & Prevention
  • Chronic Pain Management

 

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Research Training Grants

Advancing the profession

Research opportunities for residents, fellows and osteopathic medical students

Promote the osteopathic approach to care through AOA-funded research.

Residents, fellows and osteopathic medical students can apply for AOA grant funding to support projects that address one of the AOA’s five research focus areas. Since 2016, the AOA has awarded more than $3 million in grants for osteopathic research. Learn more about projects funded by the AOA’s research grant program, and check back on Nov. 1, 2019, for information on how to submit your research for funding in the 2020 grant program.

The 2019 grant program is closed. Fellows and residents applied for up to $20,000 in funding for 18-month studies. The AOA supports the development of research projects grounded in osteopathic medicine that:

  • Offers promising potential to impact both individual patient outcomes and evidence-based medicine.
  • Facilitates collaboration within and outside the osteopathic community.
  • Enhances the visibility of the osteopathic profession.

Medical students applied for up to $5,000 in funding for a 6- to 12-month study tied to an existing osteopathic research project.