Masters Student Grant Program

Are you a passionate and ambitious master’s athletic training student? Are you interested in getting involved in research that could shape your academic career? Look no further! The Masters Student Research Grant program is an opportunity designed for students like you!

What’s in it for you? 

The NATA Foundation Masters Research Grants are $1000 each and support outstanding master’s students and their research endeavors. This financial boost will help support and provide you the opportunity to experience a guided research experience in collaboration with a research mentor that is a faculty or research/instructional staff at your institution. Whether you’re seeking hourly support, equipment needs, subject incentives or funds for travel to disseminate findings, this grant can assist you with making an impact on the athletic training profession!

Important Dates

Call for Proposals: July 1 – August 1
Funding Announcements: October 

Why should you apply? 

1️⃣ Empower Your Research: With the Masters Student Research Grant, you can fund hourly support, secure essential resources, purchase equipment, or attend conferences crucial to the success of your project.

2️⃣ Build Your Network: By participating in this grant program, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with experts, established researchers, and fellow ambitious students at your institution. Expand your academic circle and connections that can shape your future career.

3️⃣ Gain Recognition: Being a grant recipient is not only an achievement in itself but could also be a stepping stone to greater recognition. This accolade will strengthen your CV, could open doors to future opportunities, and set you apart in the competitive academic landscape.

4️⃣ Cultivate Professional Skills: The research process will enhance your project management, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. As you navigate these details, you’ll develop skills that are highly sought after in the academic and professional realms.

How to Apply:

Preparing your proposal is a straightforward process. Additional application details, guidelines, and submission procedures can be found here.  

For any inquiries or further information, please contact Kathryn LaLonde at 

Find additional information via the links below:

Masters Grant Proposal Instructions

Faculty Advisor & Institutional Official Form

No Cost Extension Request Form

Masters Grant Final Report Instructions

Image Release Form