RESEARCH Grant Application Process

Osteopathic Research Funding

The American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) supports clinical and basic science research involving health care outcomes in the practice of osteopathic medicine, with an emphasis on the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in patient care. The AAO has two research grant cycles per year with funds released in May and December. Research funding is typically $10,000 per year with a grant duration of 1 year (2 years with justification).

The major purpose of research funded by the AAO is to:

  1. generate and support research that develops and promotes an understanding of the philosophy, concepts and efficacy of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM).
  2. develop and maintain the research capacity of the profession through support and training for researchers. This is to include but is not limited to benchtop physiological models research, educational standards development, practice guidelines research, normative data collection and clinical research.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact AAO Executive Director Sherri L. Quarles or the committee chair.

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