AOPA Pilot Research Grants Announced

Opportunities for Clinical O&P Research Support from the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association, in partnership with the Center for O&P Learning & Evidence-Based Practice (COPL), is proud to announce a Request for Pilot Grant Proposals in 16 potential areas of orthotic and prosthetic research including an open topic.

There are 16 topics total with a few examples listed below:
  • Study community outcomes of patients, such as activity, social interactions, depression and anxiety
  • Understand the effects of prosthetic component selection on community activity levels rather than in the lab
  • Study the origins/clinical goals and prevalence of prosthesis prescribing patterns
  • Link biomechanical performance measures to functional levels
  • Open Topics – Beyond the Above Priorities, Top Quality Clinical O&P Research Topics Considered
  • See the rest of the topics in the full RFP.
AOPA and COPL will give preference to grants that address evidence-based clinical application in orthotics and prosthetics. Please post this RFP and share it with your colleagues. The deadline for proposals is April 28, 2017.

 If you have any questions, please contact Yelena Mazur at or 571/431-0876.