2021 AOA Research Grant Programs
Looking to advance your career and the osteopathic medical profession through clinical, basic science, or health services research? Consider applying for an AOA research grant. The AOA offers grant funding to DOs, osteopathic medical students, and PhD researchers conducting studies that address AOA's research focus areas:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2021
Four identified areas of emphasis will help DO, MD, and PhD faculty focus proposals 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 inclusive of patient-centered care, empathy, and the mind/body/spirit approach.
Advances scientific training of new faculty investigators by funding studies in basic science, clinical science, or health services that contribute to osteopathic medicine. This joint effort of the AOA and AOF seeks to encourage individuals to aspire to pursue osteopathic research throughout their careers.
Supports research training of the applicant by enabling them to conduct a faculty-mentored basic science, clinical, or health services research project that will make a significant contribution to osteopathic medicine. The program seeks to introduce applicants to the osteopathic research community and encourage long-term engagement.
For all programs, notify SP (firstname.lastname@example.org) of intent to apply by January 15, 2021.
AACOM Research Grants fund medical education and institutional research awards. Institutional research is a broad category of work done at colleges (and across colleges within a profession) to inform decision-making and planning. Topics related to workforce issues (e.g., implications of expansion of osteopathic medical colleges, branch campuses, additional teaching sites, and class sizes) are of increasing interest. Grants can support a pilot study or serve as the basis for seeking matching funds at individual institutions; however, priority will be given to projects providing potential for inter-institutional collaboration. Proposals with strategies for continuing or sustaining the project/activity post-grant will also be given preference.
KCOM, SOMA, and Still OPTI educators are eligible. Faculty who engage ATSU’s research support and sponsored programs personnel in the early stages of research design/application drafting may gain significant guidance in developing a more competitive research proposal and corresponding budget. Interested faculty are encouraged to notify the SP office (email@example.com) of their intent to apply by January 15, 2021.
The AACOM Opioid Advisory Task Force is organizing a multi-institutional study on the use of OMM as an adjuvant to reduce analgesics in pain management. The Task Force intends to apply for extramural support for the collaborative effort. Potential funders will be determined after the project and sites have been identified.
The Task Force welcomes both basic science and clinical researchers in osteopathic medical education to submit project ideas. Projects should have the ability to be carried out across multiple colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs) and apply a defined, specific set of techniques to all patients who present with the same diagnosis. Projects must include a group that receives sham manipulative treatment (example) to clearly differentiate touch from actual manipulation.
Those interested in submitting project ideas should send a 2-page summary, including Title, Introduction,