Funding Opportunity: 2022 COPL RFP Now Open

The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) and the Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning and Outcomes/Evidence-Based Practice (COPL) are proud to announce a Request for Pilot Grant Proposals in Orthotic and Prosthetic (O&P) research. Because the AOPA leadership and the COPL Board of Directors recognize the need for original evidence-based and outcomes research in O&P, this award is intended to fund original pilot studies that will support full-scale research projects and encourage new knowledge generation from young investigators.

One-time awards will be granted for projects ranging between $5,000 and $30,000. Studies must be completed within one year from the start date, which will be set once IRB approval is received and initial payment is made by AOPA.  AOPA and the COPL Board will give preference to grants that address evidence-based clinical application in O&P and applications involving patient-engaged, participatory research are encouraged. View the RFP topics and guidelines.

The deadline for all proposals is April 30, 2022.


If you have any questions, please contact AOPA’s Director of Strategic Alliances Ashlie White at or 571/431-0812.