Life + Career Osteopathic Research Research Funding Research Training Grants

Research Training Grants

Advancing the profession

Research opportunities for resident physicians, fellows and osteopathic medical students

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

AOA Physicians in Training Grant Program

This program is designed as a mechanism for supporting the research training of the applicant and will enable the applicant to conduct a basic science, clinical, or health services research project that will make a significant contribution to osteopathic medicine. Additionally, this program seeks to encourage physicians in training to contribute to osteopathic research throughout their career.

The program involves the completion of a grant proposal under the direction of a mentor. The mentor should be an active investigator in the area of the proposed research and be committed both to the career development of the applicant and to the direct supervision of the applicant’s research. Both the mentor and the applicant must accept responsibility for the conduct of the project and the reporting of the scientific results. A portion of the research-training program may be conducted at an institution other than the sponsoring institution. The sponsoring institution, however, must have obtained the services of a consultant who will offer on-site supervision of that portion of the grant proposal, which is not completed at the sponsoring institution.

Funds Available
Up to $20,000

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

Read more detailed information about this grant opportunity.

Physician in Training Grant RFA

AOA Osteopathic Medical Student Research Program

This program is designed as a mechanism for supporting the research training of the applicant and will enable the applicant to conduct a basic science, clinical, or health services research project that will make a significant contribution to osteopathic medicine. Additionally, this program seeks to introduce medical students to the osteopathic research community and encourage them to implement research throughout their career.

The program involves the completion of a grant proposal under the direction of a mentor. The mentor should be an active investigator in the area of the proposed research and be committed both to the career development of the applicant and to the direct supervision of the applicant’s research. Both the mentor and the applicant must accept responsibility for the conduct of the project and the reporting of the scientific results. A portion of the research-training program may be conducted at an institution other than the sponsoring institution. The sponsoring institution, however, must have obtained the services of a consultant who will offer on-site supervision of that portion of the grant proposal, which is not completed at the sponsoring institution.

Funds Available
Up to $5,000

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

Read more detailed information about this grant opportunity.

Osteopathic Medical Student Research Grant 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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