research Grant Eligibility Criteria

The objective of the AAO research grant program is to promote osteopathic research and provide the finances to initiate osteopathic research projects. The intent is proof-of-concept publications or preliminary data to support funding from larger organizations (American Osteopathic Association [AOA], National Institutes of Health, etc.) to conduct more extensive studies and clinical trials. Similar to the AOA’s eligibility requirements, the principal investigator for each study must be:

  • an osteopathic physician (DO), or
  • an MD, PhD or other individual holding an equivalent doctoral degree (Applicants from non–AOA-affiliated institutions must have a DO as key personnel on the research team.)

Ineligible applicants:

  • medical students, residents, interns and fellows
  • investigators conducting research outside of the United States
  • investigators conducting research on non-U.S. populations
  • principal investigators currently funded by the AAO

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Resident of the Year Nominations Due Nov. 30

The AAO’s Resident of the Year award recognizes outstanding residents who promote osteopathic principles and practices in their residency programs in addition to contributing to the AAO and the osteopathic profession at large. Nominations are due Nov. 30.

2019 AOF/AAO Outstanding OMM Resident

Nominate an outstanding resident for the 2019 AOF/AAO Outstanding Resident of the Year in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Deadline: May 10

Eileen L. DiGiovanna, DO, FAAO, Receives Distinguished Service Award

Eileen L. DiGiovanna, DO, FAAO, of Smithtown, New York, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 15 at the Academy’s annual Convocation in Orlando, Florida.