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 Scholarship application window is now open for the 2021-2022 award cycle!  Apply and submit all supporting documents by January 15, 2021.

Now accepting Student Writing Contest submissions!  Deadline to submit is February 1, 2021.  Winners will be announced in the Spring.




Research Spotlight

The pre-proposal window for the 2021 funding cycle is now closed. Those qualifying to submit a full proposal will be notified by January 1, 2021.

Student grants (Doctoral and Masters) and professional grant full proposals may be submitted January 1, 2021 through February 15, 2021.  See the Research Grants page for updated program information and submission instructions.

Support Spotlight

Be sure to select the NATA Foundation as your “charity of choice” while doing your shopping with Amazon!  This is such an easy way  to support the profession each time you shop on Amazon.
You shop, and Amazon donate .5% of the purchase price to advance the AT profession, and  over time, this can really add up!  You can find out more information here.

Nata Foundation Connect