AOPA & COPL Announce 2019 Request for Proposals

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association is proud to announce a Request for Pilot Grant Proposals in 10 potential areas of Orthotic and Prosthetic (O&P) research including an open topic. For 2019-2020, the association is seeking proposals at two funding levels for one-time grants; $15,000 and up to two exceptional proposals for $30,000 for one year. The leadership of AOPA, working in conjunction with the Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning and Outcomes/Evidence-Based Practice (COPL) and its Board of Directors comprised of representatives from eight leading O&P organizations recognizes that there is a modest amount of original evidence-based or outcomes research in orthotics and prosthetics.

AOPA and the Center 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.

View the complete RFP topics and guidelines.

Apply now.

The deadline for proposals under the Request for Pilot Grant Proposals is May 31, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Ashlie White at or 571/431-0812.

Q: Do you have to live in the US to be eligible?
A: No, the grant is open to researchers from any country.

Q: Does the grant include funding for the salary of the Principle Investigator?
A: For the Pilot Grants (up to $15-30,000), the budget does not allow for salary for the PI. For the Orthotics 2020 grants, the budget can include salary.