The O&P Foundation's Resident Travel Award Program is generously supported by the American Board of Certification for Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC). The award supports prosthetics and orthotics residents' travel to the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists (AAOP) Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium so that they may present results of their National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) Directed Study. The 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 AAOP 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).
Submit your application materials to The O&P Foundation Application Portal
Applicants are responsible for ensuring all materials are received by The O&P Foundation by the due dates posted by the Academy. Application materials must be received by 5:00pm Central Time on the posted deadline.
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