AOAO Foundation Research Grant

Review Process and Criteria

The AOAO Foundation seeks proposals of high scholarly merit from AOAO members enrolled in a residency training or fellowship program.  A review group will convene to evaluate applications for scientific and technical merit. Research projects must be orthopedic in nature and include the four osteopathic tenants:

  • Body is a UNIT [body, mind, spirit]
  • Body is Capable of self-regulation, self-healing, health maintenance
  • Structure & Function are reciprocally interrelated
  • Rational Treatment is based on these principles

The total amount awarded is $5,000. Grant review will be evaluated on the following criteria.

• Project offers an innovative approach to a clinical, surgical or basic science question
• Project is of publishable quality
• Well defined hypothesis

Cohort Analysis
• Clear designated outcomes
• Comparisons between prior/new usage/utilization
• Collection and measurement of outcomes

• Well defined processes
• Identified techniques to be used
• Evidence-based or Original

All expenses are reasonable and appropriate, clearly identified

Target population
• Well defined
• Project has access to targeted population
• Explains how will reach targeted population

Integration Overall assessment of project – likelihood of success/publishable

Principal Investigator
Background / experience/relationship (PD, Attending, other)

2023 Application and Instructions

The 2023 grant application submission process is now closed.