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Answers to your questions about the AOA's research grant program
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The AOA provides grant funding to DOs, osteopathic medical students, and PhD researchers conducting studies that address areas of study identified by the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Research and Public Health and approved by the Board of Trustees. Read on for answers to frequently asked questions regarding the AOA’s Research Grant Program.
Please note: The AOA no longer funds basic science research projects. AOA-funded research will address the tenets of osteopathic medicine and advance the distinctiveness of the osteopathic profession through patient-focused research projects.
Results of funded research studies will be submitted in manuscript format for publication to the Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM), the official scientific publication of the AOA. Funding recipients are required to give the JOM first right of refusal on research findings generated via the grant.