The Foundation's Resident Travel Award Program supports prosthetics and orthotics residents' travel to the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (the Academy) Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium so that they may present results of their National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) Directed Study. Resident Travel Awards are currently supported by a generous donation from the American Board of Certification for Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC). ABC Resident Travel Awards include a $2,500 cash award that should be used to support the recipient's travel to and attendance at the Academy's Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium. One award may be given annually.
To qualify for an ABC Resident Travel Award, applicants must be be currently involved in or have completed an NCOPE accredited residency within the last three years (you do not have to be a resident at the time of your presentation). Applicants' abstracts will be reviewed by a committee of scientific and clinical experts and will be evaluated for scientific merit and relevance to the O&P field. Prior ABC Resident Travel Award recipients may not apply for a second award.
Prepare an abstract describing the results of your NCOPE Residency Directed Study
Submit your abstract using the procedures specified by the Academy in its annual call for presentations (the abstract must be submitted by the deadline noted in the Academy's call for presentations).
Email a copy of the abstract to the Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The subject of your email should read "ABC Resident Travel Award".
Confirm in the body of the email that the abstract describes work conducted as part of your NCOPE Residency Directed Study.
Confirm in the body of the email that the work was completed in the last three years.
Confirm that you agree to present the work at the Academy Meeting if you are are accepted to receive the ABC Resident Travel Award.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring all materials are received by the Foundation by the due dates posted by the Academy. Application materials must be received by 5:00pm Eastern Time on the posted deadline.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Varies annually, see the website for the Academy's Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium for the submission due date.
QUESTIONS: If you have any questions about the ABC Resident Travel Award, please contact Manisha Bhaskar at (202) 380-3663 or email@example.com.