Internal Funding Opportunities
Medical Student Travel Awards
Medical Student Travel Awards will support conference travel, up to $500 for domestic travel and up to $750 for international travel, to present research findings. Students must be first author on the research poster/presentation. The awards are limited to one award per fiscal year (July 1-June 30), per student. Awards are granted based on availability of funds and at the discretion of the Office of Research and Grants.
Funding requests are accepted on a rolling basis.
OHIO Student Travel Policy Updates
Ohio University has approved a new Student Travel Policy, designed to manage university-affiliated student travel. This policy defines student travel as taking place over 100 miles from the student’s campus of departure, including an overnight stay and/or taking place outside the state of Ohio. For medical students on clinical rotation, the campus of departure is defined as the site of their clinical rotation. Please be sure to reference the policy for upcoming planned travel.
Medical Student Virtual Conference Awards
Medical Student Virtual Conference Awards will support virtual conference registration, up to $500, to present research findings. Students must be first author on the research poster/presentation. The awards are limited to one award per fiscal year (July 1-June 30), per student. Awards are granted based on availability of funds and at the discretion of the Office of Research and Grants.
Funding requests are accepted on a rolling basis from August 1 to April 30.
Medical Student Research Seed Funding Grants
Medical Student Research Seed Funding Grants are intended to provide support for medical students to gain experience in research methodologies and conduct a research project under the direction of a research mentor. The maximum award is $3,000.
Funding requests are accepted on a rolling basis.
Research Publications Support Program
The Research Publications Support Program, funded by the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Research and Grants, assists Heritage College faculty, staff and students to disseminate their research through the publication of scholarly work. This program covers, in part, funds for the publication fee of manuscripts that have been accepted for publication in accredited journals (i.e., indexed in PubMed, BIOSIS or comparable databases).
Research and Scholarly Advancement Fellowship Program
RSAF is a summer fellowship program that introduces scholarly work for osteopathic medical students working under the guidance of Heritage College faculty or affiliated faculty. This program is open to medical students during the summer between years one and two of their medical education.
Ohio University Vice President for Research and Creative Activity Funding Opportunities
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity oversees several internal award programs to support the research, scholarship and creative activity of faculty, staff and students. Medical students are eligible for the following:
- Student Enhancement Awards
- CRSCA Discretionary Fund (to fund unique opportunities or emergencies only)
- John J. Kopchick Molecular and Cellular Biology/Translational Biomedical Sciences Research Fellowship Award (DO/PhD students in the MCB or TBS programs only)
Ohio University Graduate College-Graduate Student Senate Grants
The Graduate College, in collaboration with the Graduate Student Senate, offers current graduate students two grant opportunities to support their research, scholarship and creative activities.
Heritage College Office of Student Affairs
The Office of Student Affairs offers funding to attend national conferences and community outreach programs.
Heritage College Office of Rural and Underserved Programs
The Office of Rural and Underserved Programs offers funding for medical education research. Applications are only accepted when there is an open call for proposals.
Professor William S. Romoser Student Travel Award
The purpose of this award is to provide students wishing to participate in Infectous and Tropical Disease Institute (ITDI)-sponsored education abroad programs with partial financial assistance to cover travel-related expenses through a competitive process.
Global Health Initiative Travel Award
The Global Health Initiative offers travel scholarships to students in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Health Sciences and Professions who participate in any of OHIO's faculty-led global health programs and/or Heritage College third- or fourth-year global health elective rotations (OCOM 8911) or physician assistant global health rotations.
University Libraries Support for Open Access Article Fees
University Libraries partners with select publishers and OhioLINK to offer coverage of some types of open access (OA) fees through our subscription agreements. These discounts and fee waivers are all submitted at the time of your manuscript submission.
External Funding Opportunities
American Osteopathic Association Research Training Grants
Resident physicians, fellows and osteopathic medical students can apply for AOA grant funding to support projects that address one of AOA’s two research focus areas: (1) Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Treatment on the Prevention and Management of Musculoskeletal Injuries and (2) Acute/Chronic Pain Management.