Research Grant Submissions are now closed. The deadline to submit was February 15th, 2017.

Scholarships Submissions are now closed. The deadline to submit was January 13th, 2017.

Research Grants

Current Research Priorities

The goals of the NATA Research and Education Foundation include advancing the knowledge base of the athletic training profession and encouraging research among athletic trainers who can contribute to the athletic training knowledge base. By identifying research priorities, the NATA Research and Education Foundation hopes to promote research topics that achieve these goals and provide evidence for the effectiveness of services provided by Certified Athletic Trainers. The Priorities listed below are those that will have the highest potential impact on the profession of Athletic Training. By defining research needs in a diverse field, the NATA Research and Education Foundation expects to maximize efficient and effective use of its financial resources.

The order in which the following research priorities are listed bears no significance to their relative potential to meet the previously stated goals:

  1. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of care provided by Athletic Trainers.
  2. Studies documenting the outcomes of techniques used by Athletic Trainers focusing on patient-oriented and quality-of-life outcomes measures.
  3. Prospective, longitudinal studies of the epidemiology of conditions typically managed by Athletic Trainers which will help establish a firm scientific foundation for care provided by Athletic Trainers.
  4. Studies examining the outcomes of various procedures and approaches used in the education of Athletic Trainers.
  5. Studies that elucidate mechanisms that have applicability to Athletic Training that could serve as a foundation for clinical practice.
General GrantsMaster’s GrantDoctoral GrantNew Investigator GrantEducational Grant

General Grants

General Grant Pre-Proposal Applications are now closed.

If you submitted a pre-proposal for General Grants – New Investigator Grants – Educational Grants, the Research Committee is evaluating pre-proposals at this time for subject matter (topic and hypotheses) and for research design/methodology. 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.

The submission deadline for all full proposals is February 15 annually. 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.

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.

General Research Grant Instructions

Here is some additional information on the General Grant Process

Master’s Grant

Masters Grant Applications are due February 15th annually (no pre-proposal is necessary).

Multiple awards (up to $1,000) are available each year. Awardees may be requested to present their findings at a future NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia, but must do so at their own expense.

Eligibility Requirements

The applicant for a grant is the individual whose research project is to be supported. He or she must be a master’s student at the institution where the research is to be performed and must assume personal responsibility for conducting the research being proposed. The applicant must certify that s/he prepared the application and had primary responsibility for writing the proposal. Applicants must have master’s student status during the term of the grant to be considered for funding.
Please read and follow the enclosed instructions and policy statements concerning research involving human and animal subjects. Applications that do not conform to these instructions will be returned without review. Applicant must be a member (or student member) of the NATA at the time of submitting an application to be funded.  Here is some additional information on the Student Grant process.

All master’s grant recipients must submit a Final Research Grant Report Packet.

Doctoral Grant

Doctoral Grant Applications are due February 15th annually (no pre-proposal is necessary).

Multiple awards (up to $2,500) are available each year. 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:

  • 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
  • Be a member of the NATA at the time of submitting an application for funding.
  • Here is some additional information on the Student Grant process.

Doctoral Grant Application portal will open November 2nd

All doctoral grant recipients must submit:

New Investigator Grant

New Investigator Grant Pre-Proposal Applications are now closed.

If you submitted a pre-proposal for General Grants – New Investigator Grants – Educational Grants, the Research Committee is evaluating pre-proposals at this time for subject matter (topic and hypotheses) and for research design/methodology. 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.

The submission deadline for all full proposals is February 15 annually. 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.

A pre-proposal is required for each New Investigator Grant.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Principal Investigator (PI) must be a current NATA member and BOC certified athletic trainer in good standing.
  • 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.

Grant Funding Limit: $20,000 total direct costs + indirect costs

Guidelines/Forms:
Same as General Research Grant Instructions

Educational Grant

Education Grant Applications are now closed.

If you submitted a pre-proposal for General Grants – New Investigator Grants – Educational Grants, the Research Committee is evaluating pre-proposals at this time for subject matter (topic and hypotheses) and for research design/methodology. 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.

The submission deadline for all full proposals is February 15 annually. 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.

The NATA Research and Education Foundation announces funding available to support research grant proposals designed to produce educational research in athletic training. In a collaborative effort, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the NATA Foundation have dedicated funds for this initiative. The direct costs over the study period must not exceed $10,000. All proposals will be submitted to the NATA Foundation under the General Grant Program.

A pre-proposal is required for each Education Grant.

Education Grant RFP

Guidelines/Forms:
Same as General Research Grant Instructions

Scholarships

Here is some additional information on the Scholarship Program process.

2018 Scholarship Requirements & Instructions will be posted after convention

Scholarship Proof of Enrollment 2017

 

Brubaker

DeLoss Brubaker, EdD, ATC
Student Writing Contest

 

DeLoss Brubaker, EdD, ATC
Student Writing Contest

The DeLoss Brubaker, EdD, ATC Student Writing Contest (SWC) was initiated to recognize early research-related projects from emerging investigators at the professional program degree level.

The annual competition includes three categories, with an award being given to the top submission in each*:

  • Best Original Research Paper ($500)
  • Case Study ($250)
  • Best Literature Review ($250)

Requirements and Formatting Guidelines

Here is some additional information on the Deloss Brubaker Award process.

2016

Best Case Study: Abigail Diaz; Texas Wesleyan University
Best Literature Review: Kelsey Paramore; Concordia University of Wisconsin
Best Original Research: Lyric Hupp; Arkansas State

2015

Best Case Study: Steven Malvasi, East Strousberg University
Best Literature Review: Colleen Driscoll, Emma Gay, and Christina Kossak, Boston University
Best Original Research: Jonathan Burke, Austin Herman

2014

Best Case Study: Megan Marshall, San Diego State University
Best Literature Review: Joseph Vogler, Rowan University
Best Original Research: Sandra Koen, Kimberly Takaoka, Brittney Kato and Berangere Dwyer, Chapman University.

2013

Deirdre Chatlos
Chyrsten Regelski

2012

Joelle Gage
Caitlin Sweeney

2011

Jun Hashiwaki –Original Research
Drew Garner and Amanda Cutwright
Cody Mansfield

2010

Best Literature Review: Samantha Sabatino, Florida Southern College

1994

Heather Walker

1991

Glendie Washington

1990

Phillip Page

1989

Michael Chisar

1988

Jennifer Carstens

1987

Shane Schulthies

1986

Janelle Thomas

1984

  1. Scott Barker
    Andrew Winterstein

1983

Eve Elisabeth Boe

1982

Ron Fischer

1981

David Hammer

1980

Patrick O’Connor
Robert Kersey

1979

Lori Ames Galstead

 

Free Communications Program

Free Communication program abstract submissions are now closed.  The deadline was November 15, 2016. Authors will be notified in March 2017.

Free Communications, is the first chance an AT often gets to present their research and clinical case studies on a topic during the NATA convention.  To date, almost 5,000 oral and poster presentations have been provided through the Free Communications program. The Free Communications program provides a forum for researchers and clinicians to disseminate research and clinical case studies. Those abstracts selected by the Committee are published in the Supplement to the Journal of Athletic Training and are presented at the NATA Convention via oral or poster presentation.

The Free Communications Committee is a subcommittee of the NATA Foundation Research Committee. The role of this group is to solicit and review abstracts for inclusion in the Free Communications program.

Student Exchange Track Instructions

Peer Review Track Instruction

Free Communication Guidelines

Oral Presentation Guidelines
Poster Presentation Guidelines
“Rapidfire” Presentation Guidelines

Thematic Poster Guidelines

Free Communication Moderator Guidelines

Oral Moderator Guidelines
“Rapidfire” Moderator Guidelines
Thematic Poster Moderator Guidelines
Moderator Script

Here is some additional information on the Free Communication Process (ppt)