AOPA seeks pilot grant proposals

The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association has announced a request for pilot grant proposals in orthotic and prosthetic research, according to a press release.

In a partnership with the Center for O&P Learning and Evidence-Based Practice (COPL), the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is seeking proposals in 16 potential topics area. They include the following:

  • Patient community outcomes, such as activity, social interactions, depression and anxiety;
  • The effects of prosthetic component selection on community activity levels, as opposed to the laboratory environment;
  • The origins, clinical goals and prevalence of prosthesis prescribing patterns;
  • The relationship between biomechanical performance measures and functional levels; and
  • Open topics.

The request for proposal includes a full list of the topics for which proposals are being sought.

The AOPA and COPL will give preference to grant proposals that “address evidence-based clinical application” in O&P, as noted in the release.

View details of the full eligibility and application process here: For more information, contact Yelena Mazur at


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