Research Grants

The proposal window for the 2019- 2020 funding cycle is now closed.  The application window for the 2020-2021 cycle will open Fall 2019.

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General Grants
New Investigator Grants
Educational Grants
Doctoral Grants
Masters Grants

The NATA Foundation provides funds for exceptional research projects submitted to the General Grant Program. Applications to this program are solicited through a pre-proposal process for both the General Grant Program and in response to any active Request for Proposals (RFP). Grant awards in the General Grant Program for single and multi-year projects are limited to a maximum of $50,000 in direct costs over no more than three years. The NATA Foundation will continue to allow indirect costs up to 15% of the total direct costs.

Eligibility Requirements

Any health care professional, researcher, or educator may apply for a research grant. However either the Primary Investigator, or Co-Primary Investigator must be a BOC certified athletic trainer, a member of the NATA, and hold an NPI number.

Pre-Proposal Submissions

Pre-Proposal Applications open in September and close in November each year.

The NATA Foundation requires investigators interested in submitting a grant application to the NATA Foundation to first submit a “pre-proposal.” The purpose of the pre-proposal is to optimize the time invested by investigators and by the NATA Foundation Research Committee in writing and reviewing grant proposals, respectively. The pre-proposal allows the Research Committee to evaluate whether or not the proposed research project is a potential candidate for funding. Based on this evaluation, the committee will be extending invitations for the submission of a full proposal or indicate that the proposed project is not of interest. An invitation to submit a full proposal does not imply a commitment to funding. It does, however, indicate that the topic is of potential interest to the NATA Foundation and that the general research design seems reasonable based on the information provided in the pre-proposal. After a pre-proposal is accepted, the author has two years from the date of acceptance to submit a full proposal. If this deadline is not met, a new pre-proposal must be submitted. Any commitment to funding may occur only after a detailed review of the full proposal by the Research Committee and formal approval of the project by the NATA Foundation Board of Directors. If the proposed project is not of interest to the NATA Foundation, the committee will provide a brief notice indicating the general category of reason(s). Due to the large volume of pre-proposals submitted, detailed feedback will not be provided.

Full Proposal Submissions

Full grant proposal instructions will be available on October 1. The submission deadline for all full proposals is February 14, annually.

A full grant application may be submitted only after a pre-proposal has been approved. All documents, disclosures, and signatures related to full proposals are submitted electronically via the NATA Application Manager website. If you are a NATA member, you will use your nata.org login credentials for access to the site.

 

Grant Program Information

Proposal Submission Instructions

Budget Table Template

Biosketch Template

No Cost Extension Request Form

Final Research Grant Report Information

Grant Information Summary Report Packet

Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest Policy

The NATA Research and Education Foundation provides funding to support research grants for researchers during the early stages of their research career. Grant awards in the New Investigator program are limited to a maximum of $20,000 in direct costs over no more than three years. The NATA Foundation will continue to allow indirect costs up to 15% of the total direct costs.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Principal Investigator (PI) must be a current NATA member and BOC certified athletic trainer in good standing, and hold an NPI number.
  • PI has not received a single research/project grant greater than $50,000 (total costs) (PI or Co-PI) (If you have questions about your eligibility then contact the chair of the research committee)
  • PI must hold the academic rank no higher than assistant professor at the time of original submission or re-submission

Pre-Proposal Submissions

Pre-Proposal Applications open in September and close in November each year.

The NATA Foundation requires investigators interested in submitting a grant application to the NATA Foundation to first submit a “pre-proposal.” The purpose of the pre-proposal is to optimize the time invested by investigators and by the NATA Foundation Research Committee in writing and reviewing grant proposals, respectively. The pre-proposal allows the Research Committee to evaluate whether or not the proposed research project is a potential candidate for funding. Based on this evaluation, the committee will be extending invitations for the submission of a full proposal or indicate that the proposed project is not of interest. An invitation to submit a full proposal does not imply a commitment to funding. It does, however, indicate that the topic is of potential interest to the NATA Foundation and that the general research design seems reasonable based on the information provided in the pre-proposal. After a pre-proposal is accepted, the author has two years from the date of acceptance to submit a full proposal. If this deadline is not met, a new pre-proposal must be submitted. Any commitment to funding may occur only after a detailed review of the full proposal by the Research Committee and formal approval of the project by the NATA Foundation Board of Directors. If the proposed project is not of interest to the NATA Foundation, the committee will provide a brief notice indicating the general category of reason(s). Due to the large volume of pre-proposals submitted, detailed feedback will not be provided.

Full Proposal Submissions

A full grant application may be submitted only after a pre-proposal has been approved. Full proposals must be completed according to the NATA Foundation Proposal Instructions found below.

Full grant proposal instructions will be available on October 1st. The submission deadline for all full proposals is February 14 annually.

All documents, disclosures, and signatures related to this proposal are submitted electronically via the NATA Application Manager website. If you are a NATA member, you will use your nata.org login credentials for access to the site.

Grant Program Information

Proposal Submission Instructions

Budget Table Template

Biosketch Template

No Cost Extension Request Form

Final Grant Report Packet

Grant Information Summary Report Packet

 

The NATA Research and Education Foundation provides funding to support research grants designed to produce educational research in athletic training. In a collaborative effort, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the NATA Research and Education Foundation have dedicated funds for this initiative. Grants awarded are limited to a maximum of $25,000 in direct costs over no more than three years. The NATA Foundation will continue to allow indirect costs up to 15% of the total direct costs.

Eligibility Requirements

Any health care professional, researcher, or educator may apply for a research grant. However, either the Primary Investigator, or Co-Primary Investigator must be a BOC certified athletic trainer, a member of the NATA, and hold an NPI number.

Pre-Proposal Submissions

Pre-Proposal Applications open in September and close in November each year.

The NATA Foundation requires investigators interested in submitting a grant application to the NATA Foundation to first submit a “pre-proposal.”

The purpose of the pre-proposal is to optimize the time invested by investigators and by the NATA Foundation Research Committee in writing and reviewing grant proposals, respectively. The pre-proposal allows the Research Committee to evaluate whether or not the proposed research project is a potential candidate for funding. Based on this evaluation, the committee will be extending invitations for the submission of a full proposal or indicate that the proposed project is not of interest. An invitation to submit a full proposal does not imply a commitment to funding. It does, however, indicate that the topic is of potential interest to the NATA Foundation and that the general research design seems reasonable based on the information provided in the pre-proposal. After a pre-proposal is accepted, the author has two years from the date of acceptance to submit a full proposal. If this deadline is not met, a new pre-proposal must be submitted. Any commitment to funding may occur only after a detailed review of the full proposal by the Research Committee and formal approval of the project by the NATA Foundation Board of Directors. If the proposed project is not of interest to the NATA Foundation, the committee will provide a brief notice indicating the general category of reason(s). Due to the large volume of pre-proposals submitted, detailed feedback will not be provided.

Full Proposal Submissions

A full grant application may be submitted only after a pre-proposal has been approved. Full proposals must be completed according to the NATA Foundation Proposal Instructions found below.

Full grant proposal instructions will be available on October 1. The submission deadline for all full proposals is February 14 annually.

All documents, disclosures, and signatures related to this proposal are submitted electronically via the NATA Application Manager website. If you are a NATA member, you will use your nata.org login credentials for access to the site.

Grant Program Information

Proposal Submission Instructions

Biosketch Template

Budget Table Template

No Cost Extension Request Form

Final Research Grant Report Information

Grant Information Summary Report Packet

Grant awards in the Doctoral Grant program are limited to a maximum of $2,500 in direct costs over no more than one year, and multiple awards are given each year. These awards are a flat amount with no indirect cost. Awardees will be requested to present their findings at a future NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia.

Eligibility Requirements

The grant applicant must be the individual whose research project is to be supported by the requested funding. S/he must: • Principal Investigator (PI) must be a current NATA member and BOC certified athletic trainer in good standing, and hold an NPI number. • Be a doctoral student at the institution where the research is to be performed; • Have doctoral student status for the duration of the project term outlined in the grant; • Assume personal responsibility for conducting the research proposed; • Certify that s/he prepared the application and had primary responsibility for writing the proposal; and

Pre-Proposal Submissions

Pre-proposals are not needed for Doctoral Grants.

Full Proposal Submissions

Proposals must be completed according to the NATA Foundation Doctoral and Masters grant instructions found below.

Full grant proposal instructions will be available on October 1. Doctoral Grant Applications are due February 14th annually (no pre-proposal is necessary).

All documents, disclosures, and signatures related to this proposal are submitted electronically via the NATA Application Manager website. If you are a NATA member, you will use your nata.org login credentials for access to the site.

 

Doctoral Grant Proposal Instructions

Biosketch Template

Budget Table Template

Faculty Advisor & Institutional Official Form

No Cost Extension Request Form

The NATA Foundation is pleased to offer a program that offers financial support for research for students pursuing Master’s degrees. We are excited about the tremendous potential for growth in our profession that will be derived from those efforts. Grant awards in the Master’s Grant program are limited to a maximum of $1,000 in direct costs over no more than one year, and multiple awards are given each year.  The NATA Foundation does not allow indirect costs for Masters Grants.

Eligibility Requirements

The grant applicant must be the individual whose research project is to be supported by the requested funding. S/he must:

  • Principal Investigator (PI) must be a current NATA member and BOC certified athletic trainer in good standing, and hold an NPI number.
  • Have master’s student status for the duration of the project term outlined in the grant;
  • Assume personal responsibility for conducting the research proposed;
  • Certify that s/he prepared the application and had primary responsibility for writing the proposal; and

Pre-Proposal Submissions

Pre-proposals are not needed for Master’s Grants.

Full Proposal Submissions

Proposals must be completed according to the NATA Foundation Master’s Proposal Instructions found below.

Full grant proposal instructions will be available on October 1. Master’s Grant Applications are due February 14th annually (no pre-proposal is necessary).

All documents, disclosures, and signatures related to this proposal are submitted electronically via the NATA Application Manager website. If you are a NATA member, you will use your nata.org login credentials for access to the site.

 

Masters Grant Proposal Instructions

Biosketch Template

Budget Table Template

Faculty Advisor & Institutional Official Form

No Cost Extension Request Form