Learn More about the OPERF/COPL Merger

On September 30, 2022, the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) merged with the Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Learning and Outcomes/Evidence-Based Practice (COPL) to form The Orthotic and Prosthetic Foundation for Education and Research (The Foundation). The Foundation will assume activities previously conducted by both organizations and work to expand access to more awards, scholarships, fellowships, and prizes in the coming months and years.

Read the full announcement regarding the OPERF/COPL merger here.

Promoting educational opportunities for
students and educators

Strengthening the body of knowledge by supporting promising young investigators

Inspiring excellence through recognition of scholarly achievements