Opportunities for Clinical O&P Research Support from AOPA

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association is proud to announce 5 Requests for Proposals for separate research grants.

As part of AOPA’s Orthotics 2020 initiative, we are committed to making a major leap forward in clinical research that can answer some of the most important and profound issues about Orthotics. AOPA, together with its many partners among O&P manufacturers, patient care companies, and others entities committed to an evidence-driven future for O&P, will be funding one grant for each topic below in amounts of up to $60,000-$75,000, varying by topic- see each RFP for the specifics of the grant.

  1. Orthotic Treatment for Stroke Patients
  2. Back Bracing
  3. Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  4. Orthotic Treatment for Plagiocephaly in Pediatric Patients
In partnership with the Center for O&P Learning & Evidence-Based Practice (COPL), AOPA is accepting applications for pilot grants for up to $15,000-$30,000 for ten O&P topics, including an open topic (multiple grants will be funded).

The deadline for all proposals is April 30, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact Yelena Mazur at ymazur@aopanet.org or 571/431-0876.

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.