Our Mission

The NATA Research and Education Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). The Foundation champions research, supports education, and enhances knowledge to optimize the clinical experience and outcomes within the diverse patient populations served by the athletic training profession.

NATA Foundation Spotlight

Education Spotlight

The 2019 Student Writing Contest winners can be viewed on the Student Writing Contest page.  The window for Student Writing Contest submissions for 2020 will open in September, 2019.

61 Scholarships have been awarded for 2019-2020.  Recipients can be viewed on the Scholarship page.  We will start accepting applications for our 2020-2021 scholarships beginning November, 2019.

Research Spotlight

The Research Committee is seeking to fill multiple vacancies.  Interested candidates can find information on eligibility and how to apply here.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 NATA Foundation Research Awards.  More information on eligibility and how to nominate can be found here.

Congratulations to our 2019 Research Grant Awardees.  You can find the full list of awardees here.

Support Spotlight

Would you like to make a sustaining impact on the AT Profession?  Your recurring donation will ensure that the knowledge advancement of the Athletic Training profession continues.

Please join our Circle of Champions by becoming a monthly donor! Learn more here.


Board of Directors Accepting Nominations

Please consider joining our board of directors if you would like to make a positive impact on the AT profession and have a genuine interest in our research and education programs.  The NATA Foundation will issue an open call for nominations (September 3 – October 11th) , for board members to serve beginning June 2020.   A description of available positions and instructions how to apply will be available here by September 3rd.

Vacancies we are seeking to fill are:
1)  Vice President, Education and Professional Development (this will be a brand new position)
2)  District Chair – Districts 4,5,7,8
3)  At-Large Director (1 position)

In addition, the following positions allow for a renewable term by the incumbents, but also allow for additional nominee consideration:
1)  Vice President, Operations
2)  District 1 Chair

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