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

Congratulations to the 2021 Scholarship Awardees!  View the list of awardees here.

Congratulations to the 2021 Student Writing Contest Awardees!  View the list of awardees here.


Research Spotlight

Congratulations to the 2021 Free Communications Awardees.  View the list of awardees here.

Congratulations to the 2021 Research Grant Awardees.  View the full list of awardees here.

Interested in applying for research grant funding for 2022?  We will be accepting preproposals (required for all professional level research grants) August 1 – September 2021.    More info here .

Support Spotlight

Did you know you can automate your annual gift to the NATA Foundation, and spread it out in monthly increments (making your giving more manageable with your household budget)?  Establishing recurring monthly gifts allows you to commit your support to the AT Profession (through the Foundation) then not worry about making your gift – it is done automatically.   Your giving instructions can be changed at anytime (no contracts involved).
You can enroll here.

Nata Foundation Connect