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- 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.

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

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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