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The Osteopathic Foundation | Apply for a Grant



About our grant programme

The Osteopathic Foundation (oF) periodically opens its grant programme to fund education and research projects that advance osteopathic practice for the benefit of the public.


For more on this or future grant rounds, contact the oF Grant Manager. 

Assessment criteria

Potential applicants are advised to work in collaboration with others to ensure that projects have match funding, are innovative, and will benefit the profession as a whole. Projects will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Innovation
  • Applicability
  • Support
  • Project Team contribution in kind
  • Collaboration
  • Measurability
  • Value for money
  • Dissemination

Applications and more information

The current funding round is now closed for applications.


However, if you have a project of interest that meets the grant criteria and you would like to discuss your potential project. Please get in touch with the oF Grant Manager.


You can read more about the projects we’ve given funding to on the Projects and Case Studies page

Projects funded will need to demonstrate support for the oF’s charitable aims:
‘…to advance osteopathic practice by funding education and research, and by promoting productive relationships both within and outside of the profession, for the benefit of public health…’

National Institute for Health and Care Research

The Osteopathic Foundation is a NIHR non-commercial Partner. This means the studies that we fund may be eligible to access the NIHR Study Support Service which is provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network. The NIHR Clinical Research Network can now support health and social care research taking place in non-NHS settings, such as studies running in care homes or hospices, or public health research taking place in schools and other community settings. Read the full policy: Eligibility Criteria for NIHR Clinical Research Network Support.


In partnership with your local R&D office, we encourage you to involve your local NIHR Clinical Research Network team in discussions as early as possible when planning your study. This will enable you to fully benefit from the support available through the NIHR Study Support Service. Find out more about the Study Support Service.


If your study involves NHS sites in England you will need to apply for Health Research Authority Approval. Guidance on submitting an application.

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