Grant Writing Workshop

Hosted by the NATA Foundation Research Committee

Each year, at the annual NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo, the NATA Foundation is brings together a nationally recognized group of mentors that have obtained success with external funding agencies to maximize the chance of research funding for athletic training investigators. This grant writing workshop (GWW) provides the expertise and support to improve funding successes for grant proposals submitted to the NATA Foundation, NIH, DoD, and other agencies funding athletic training research. The target audience for the workshop includes junior and mid-level athletic training researchers that are on the cusp of success but could benefit from expert mentorship in grant development. Past attendees, post-doctoral fellows and doctoral candidates who are transitioning to faculty positions are also encouraged to register to attend.

  • First-time attendees will be expected to come prepared to share and receive feedback on the specific aims page of a grant proposal in a small group format made up of mentors and peers.
  • Returning-attendees will be expected to come prepared to share and receive feedback on a grant proposal via a series of one-on-one consultation meetings with different mentors. At minimum, returning attendees should prepare a specific aims page for the workshop for discussion purposes. Returning attendees are also encouraged to make the most of their time with each mentor by discussing other sections of the grant proposal, reviewer feedback, and/or generalized advice for career advancement, as appropriate based on their individual career development and needs.

Date and time of the 2024 GWW will be announced by March 2024. 

View the 2023 GWW Virtual Presentation and slide deck here. 

Questions? Please email Kathryn LaLonde at