American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

Research Training Grants

AOA has identified five research priorities it believes have the greatest potential to impact patient care and evidence-based medicine and demonstrate the value DOs and their approach to care bring to the medical profession.

These programs are 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, these programs seek to encourage physicians in training and medical students to contribute to osteopathic research throughout their career.

RFA: Physicians in Training Research Program

Projects must be designed to assess the osteopathic approach in one of the five priority areas

Preference will be given to proposals that: (1) use novel approaches; and (2) lead to results/outcomes that could be translated to physician practices. Please note that while the AOA has a preference for novel projects it will also support supplemental projects of existing research studies. Supplemental projects must have research questions and specific aims distinct from the existing (parent) study. Applicants will be required to provide information regarding the parent study. 

RFA: Osteopathic Medical Students Research Program

The ​​AOA will support supplemental projects only of existing research studies. Supplemental projects must have research questions and specific aims distinct from the existing (parent) study. Applicants will be required to provide information regarding the parent study.

Deadline for Application

  • The deadline to submit all Research Training RFAs is Jan. 31, 2018

  • Project start date is Sept. 1, 2018

Application Process

Technical Assistance/Questions

Questions should be directed to the AOA Department of Research and Development at:

Gloria Dillard, MPH, Research Manager
Phone: (312) 202-8006
Fax: (312) 202-8306
Email: gdillard@osteopathic.org

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