Carlton Fillauer Award

The O&P Foundation's Carlton Fillauer Award for Outstanding Contribution to Prosthetics Science and Practice, sponsored by the Fillauer Companies Inc., recognizes prosthetists who have actively engaged in clinical care, research, and publication. The Carlton Fillauer Award will include a $5,000 unrestricted cash award in recognition of the recipient's history of clinical care, scientific research, and peer-reviewed publication in the prosthetics profession. 

The Carlton Fillauer Award is presented at the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium

Eligibility Criteria

Every two years, the O&P Foundation solicits nominations for individuals who have made a significant contribution to the prosthetics profession. The O&P Foundation Board of Directors may also nominate deserving individuals. Ideal nominees or applicants are those who have a history of at least ten years in clinical care, as a practical foundation for their scientific research.

To qualify for award consideration, applicants/nominees must:

How to Apply


Applicants are responsible for ensuring all materials are received by The O&P Foundation by the due dates posted. Application materials must be received by 5:00pm Central Time on the posted deadline.



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