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 submission window for the 2020 Student Writing Contest is now open. Guidelines and submission instructions can be viewed on the Student Writing Contest page.

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

Nominations are being accepted for the 2020 NATA Foundation Research Awards through October 1st.  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.



Would you like to assist the NATA Foundation in advancing the AT profession?
Do you have a true interest in our research and education programs?
If so, please consider joining our board of directors.

The call for board member nominations/application will be open
September 3 – October 11th.  All terms will officially begin June 2020.

Nominations/applications are being accepted for:
1)  Vice President, Education and Professional Development (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
3)  At-Large Director (1 position)

A description of available positions and instructions how to apply is available here.

Nata Foundation Connect