Established in 2006 through an estate bequest from Julian and Esther Rossnick, The AOF’s Rossnick Humanitarian Grant program provided an airfare and lodging stipend for members of the Osteopathic profession who traveled to underserved, underdeveloped, or disaster-stricken areas to provide medical services. The goal was to inspire and empower members of the Osteopathic profession to participate in humanitarian medical missions. In 2020 and 2021, the AOF suspended this program due to the U.S. State Department’s Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel. For the 2022 program year, the AOF has developed a one-time RFP to recognize and support Osteopathic medical outreach across the globe.


A limited number of grants up to $10,000 each will be distributed to DO-led and organized, patient-centered, student educational and/or direct-care focused research-related initiatives with an international medical outreach component. Direct patient care will be prioritized for grant awards. Award determinations will be announced in August.


RFP Requirements
Step 1: Letter of Intent – Once submitted, please allow for 2-3 business days for review.

Step 2: Full Proposal - Selected organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal that is due by July 12.