Life + Career Osteopathic Research Research Funding AOA Grant FAQs

AOA Grant FAQs

Funding 411

Seeking financial support for your research? The AOA can help

The AOA awards research training grants for projects focused on the osteopathic approach to treating patients. Learn what steps you'll need to take to apply for funding.

From the start date for funded projects to expenses covered under the grant funding, here’s what you need to know about applying for an AOA research grant.


Frequently asked questions

When is the project start date?

The start date for all grant projects is Sept. 1.

Can Principal Investigators (PIs) with an existing AOA grant apply for another grant or would they be barred from applying for another grant until their existing grant project is completed?

An investigator with an active AOA grant who is in the first year of his/her existing grant period is ineligible to apply. A previous or current AOA investigator who has failed to meet milestones and/or submit timely progress and financial reports is ineligible to apply.

Can I access a previously declined grant application?

No, you will need to submit a new application.

Is there a projected total number of awards anticipated or an anticipated number of awards for each RFA?

At this time, we have not projected a total number of awards or a total number per RFA. We do anticipate receiving at least the same amount as we did in the last grant cycle.

Is an investigator limited to serving as a PI on only one application (RFA) per grant cycle?

No, investigators can be a PI on only one application (RFA) per grant cycle. However, they may serve as the co-investigator on multiple grant proposals.

What are the project's allowable expenses?

Please review the RFA and the Budget Instructions document to learn what the AOA will and will not fund.

What are the organization’s or institution's responsibilities?

This information can be found in the General Guidelines. These guidelines are updated periodically, so it is highly recommended that they are regularly reviewed.

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