Grant Writing Workshop

Hosted by the NATA Foundation Research Committee

 Wednesday, June 26, 2024. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Hilton Riverside, New Orleans. 

The NATA Foundation is bringing together a group of nationally recognized mentors who have obtained success with external funding agencies to help athletic training investigators maximize their chance of securing research funding. The purpose of this workshop is to help early career scholars craft and revise competitive specific aims pages to improve funding successes from agencies like the NATA Foundation, NIH, and DoD. Past attendees, early career researchers (e.g., assistant faculty rank), post-doctoral fellows, and doctoral candidates transitioning to faculty roles are urged to attend. 

The centerpiece of the event will be a 2-hour, in-person workshop at the NATA Convention where attendees will have their specific aims reviewed by mentors in small group settings. Notably, the 2024 GWW will also offer a track dedicated to the development of NIH training (F and T) awards and career development plans (K), aiming to provide targeted feedback on documents outlining a developmental path. To optimize the mentorship experience during the in-person workshop, mentees will be asked to choose from one of three tracks (i.e., novice, early-career researcher, career development plan) at the time of registration. 

Approximately 2 weeks prior to the NATA Convention, the GWW leadership team will also host a synchronous pre-event virtual presentation providing guidance on: 1) developing a scientific aims page, 2) understanding the grant proposal review process, and 3) selecting the appropriate grant mechanism/agency.  

Note, attendance at the workshop will not be permitted if a complete specific aims page is not submitted at the time of registration. Space is limited; participants will be invited to the session on a “first come, first served” basis. Registration is required. Please complete the registration form via the link below. A confirmation email will be provided within 48 hours. If the event is sold out, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list. NATA Foundation staff will reach out to you if space becomes available. 

View the 2023 GWW Virtual Presentation and slide deck here. 

Questions? Please email Kathryn LaLonde at