Research Grant Preproposal Submissions are now open. The deadline to submit is November 1, 2017. Please visit: applications.nata.org 

Scholarships Submissions are now closed. The deadline to submit was January 10th, 2018. Please visit: applications.nata.org .

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
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.  Priority consideration will be given to research proposals that include a BOC-certified athletic trainer as an integral member of the research team.

Pre-Proposal Submission

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.

General Grant Pre-Proposal Applications are now closed.  The 2018-2019 application cycle will open from August 1-November 1.

Full Proposal Submission

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.

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.  If you do not have nata.org login credentials follow the instructions on the website landing page. 

Please visit: applications.nata.org 

If you have questions, please contact Skylar Gorman, NATA Foundation Development Associate skylarg@nata.org

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

Important Documents for General Grants:

General Research Grant Instructions

Here is a flowchart of the General Grant Process (pptx)

Master’s Grant

The NATA Foundation is pleased to offer a program that offers financial support for research for students pursuing masters degrees. We are excited about the tremendous potential for growth in our profession that will be derived from your 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:

  • Be a master’s (BOC certified) student at the institution where the research is to be performed;
  • 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
  • Be a member of the NATA at the time of submitting an application for funding.

Pre-Proposal Submission

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

Full Proposal Submission

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

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.  If you do not have nata.org login credentials follow the instructions on the website landing page. 

Please visit: applications.nata.org 

If you have questions, please contact Skylar Gorman, NATA Foundation Development Associate skylarg@nata.org

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

Important Documents for Masters Grants:

 

Here is some additional information on the Student Grant process.

Master’s Grant Instructions (pdf)
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. 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 NATA Foundation is pleased to offer a program that offers financial support for research for students pursuing doctoral degrees. We are excited about the tremendous potential for growth in our profession that will be derived from your efforts. 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.  The NATA Foundation does not allow indirect costs for Doctoral Grants.

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.

Pre-Proposal Submission

Pre-proposals are not needed for Doctoral Grants.

Full Proposal Submission

Proposals must be completed according to the NATA Foundation Doctoral Proposal Instructions found below.

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.  If you do not have nata.org login credentials follow the instructions on the website landing page. 

Please visit: applications.nata.org 

If you have questions, please contact Skylar Gorman, NATA Foundation Development Associate skylarg@nata.org

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

Important Documents for General Grants:

All doctoral grant recipients must submit:

New Investigator Grant

The NATA Research and Education Foundation announces funding available to support research grant proposals 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 direct costs over the study period must not exceed $10,000. 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.
  • 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 Submission

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.

General Grant Pre-Proposal Applications are now closed.  The 2018-2019 application cycle will open from August 1-November 1.

Full Proposal Submission

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.

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.  If you do not have nata.org login credentials follow the instructions on the website landing page. 

Please visit: applications.nata.org 

If you have questions, please contact Skylar Gorman, NATA Foundation Development Associate skylarg@nata.org

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

Important Documents for New Investigator Grants:

Same as General Research Grant Instructions

Educational Grant

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 Research and Education Foundation have dedicated funds for this initiative.  Grant awards in the Education Request for Proposals are limited to a maximum of $25,000 in direct costs over no more than three years.  The direct costs over the study period must not exceed $10,000. 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.  Priority consideration will be given to research proposals that include a BOC-certified athletic trainer as an integral member of the research team.

Pre-Proposal Submission

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.

General Grant Pre-Proposal Applications are now closed.  The 2018-2019 application cycle will open from August 1-November 1.

Full Proposal Submission

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.

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.  If you do not have nata.org login credentials follow the instructions on the website landing page. 

Please visit: applications.nata.org 

If you have questions, please contact Skylar Gorman, NATA Foundation Development Associate skylarg@nata.org

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

Important Documents for Educational Grants:

Education Grant RFP

Guidelines/Forms:
Same as General Research Grant Instructions

Scholarships

2018 Scholarship Requirements & Instructions will be posted after convention

Scholarship Application Page (login required, please log in through nata.org if you have a membership)

Scholarship Proof of Enrollment 2018

Scholarship FAQs 2017-18

 

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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)

DeLoss Brubaker Student Writing Contest Program Flowchart

Deloss Brubaker Student Writing Contest Guidelines 

SWC Rubric LIterature Review

SWC Rubric Original Research

SWC  Rubric Case Study

Student Writing Contest Biographical Verification Form

2017

Best Case Study: Janet Gonzales, Montclair State University
Best Literature Review: Nicholas Hattrup, California State University, Fullerton
Best Original Research: Hallie D. Sayre, Lynchburg College

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