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Life + Career Osteopathic Research Research Funding AOA Research Grants

AOA Research Grants

Research spotlight

Grant opportunities for DOs, MDs and PhDs

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

The AOA has identified research in 4 RFAs in 3 overall areas of foci approved by the AOA Board of Trustees to help focus funding opportunities and develop collaborative research studies. These categories reflect the concept that while OMM/OMT remains a strong tradition of the osteopathic profession, osteopathic medicine encompasses a broader philosophy that includes patient-centered care, empathy, and the mind/body/spirit approach. The osteopathic philosophy embraces an approach that, while seeking and promoting health, also addresses disease states and the spectrum of patient care (e.g., primary, secondary, and tertiary). The four areas of emphasis cover topics in:

1. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Treatment on the Prevention and Management of Musculoskeletal Injuries

Proposals in response to this RFA should improve the scientific basis of the mechanics and impact of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) on the prevention and management of musculoskeletal injuries through clinical, translational, or basic science research.

Funds Available
Up to $100,000

Grant Period
18 months (beginning Sept. 1, 2021)

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OMM/OMT on the Prevention and Management of MSK RFA

 

2. Acute/Chronic Pain Management

Proposals in response to this RFA should explore the osteopathic approaches to acute and chronic pain management, emphasizing treatments and patient outcomes.

Funds Available
Up to $100,000

Grant Period
18 months (beginning Sept. 1, 2021)

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Acute/Chronic Pain Management RFA

 

3. The Impact of the Osteopathic Approach on Chronic Disease and Elderly Care

Proposals in response to this RFA should explore the impact of the osteopathic approach on chronic disease and elderly care through clinical, translational, or basic science research.

Funds Available
Up to $100,000

Grant Period
18 months (beginning Sept. 1, 2021)

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The Impact of the Osteopathic Approach on Chronic Disease and Elderly Care RFA

 

4. Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Observational & Explorative Research Studies

Proposals in response to this RFA should be observational/explorative studies designed to investigate the successful effects of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) techniques on disease.

Funds Available
Up to $20,000

Grant Period
18 months (beginning Sept. 1, 2021)

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Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Observational & Explorative Research Studies RFA

Application Submission Timeline

  • Application submission opens on Dec. 14, 2020, and the deadline is Monday, Feb. 15, 2021
  • All applications must be submitted via the AOA online application system by 11:59 p.m. (CST).
  • Awards will be announced in June 2021.
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