March 2018

RFPs for O&P research grants

The American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) is accepting proposals for separate research grants for clinical research on lower-limb related issues. The proposal submission deadline is April 30.

Four grants, in amounts of up to $60,000-$75,000 will be awarded by AOPA, together with partners among O&P manufacturers, patient care companies, and other entities committed to an evidence-driven future for O&P.

Topics under these grants include:

  • Orthotic treatment for stroke patients
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Back bracing
  • Orthotic treatment for plagiocephaly in children

AOPA also is accepting applications for pilot grants for up to $15,000-$30,000 for a number of O&P topics, in partnership with the Center for O&P Learning & Evidence-Based Practice (COPL).  Multiple grants will be funded. Among the topics are quality of life metrics related to orthotic management, and the effect of OA knee brace use on community activity. Individual RFPs are available at www.aopanet.org.

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- Emily Delzell

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