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NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee
Ethnic Diversity Enhancement Grant Application

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EDAC Diversity Enhancement Grant Application

Guidelines & General Information

Program:

The NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC) has made planning grants available to those educational institutions seeking to enhance ethnic diversity within the profession. These grants may be awarded to educational institutions under one of the following three categories:

Category 1. Develop various programs intended to recruit, retain and educate ethnically diverse athletic training student with the intent to increase the number of ethnically diverse Certified Athletic Trainers.

Examples may include but are not limited to:

  • Encourage the development of CAATE accredited programs at predominantly ethnically diverse institutions of higher education
  • On campus career days targeted towards ethnically diverse high school students
  • Outreach visits to classes in predominantly ethnic high schools
  • Public relations outreach targeting popular publications

Category 2. Disseminate information relating to health care issues and conditions relevant to ethnically-diverse populations (sickle cell disease, lactose intolerance, at-risk populations, Blount's Disease, hypertension, etc).

Examples may include but are not limited to:

  • Enhance educational sessions at national symposium
  • Development of PR materials

Category 3. Enhance the professional development and stature of ethnically diverse Certified Athletic Trainers to better serve the profession (ultimately leading to an increased representation of ethnically diverse leaders at both the district and national level).

Examples may include but are not limited to:

  • Development of PR materials
  • Develop an educational website

 

Grant:

Grants up to $5,000 may be awarded to each applicant once per calendar year. Grant monies may not be used to payindirect (overhead) or Facilities & Administrative costs. Please note that in general budget requests for line items dated before review outcomes are mailed to applicants, salaries, professional memberships & development (unless as part of a mentorship program), and capital expenditures will NOT be considered. We do not award funding for original research or scholarships.

 

Eligibility:

An institution may apply for a grant provided that a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is included in the grant proposal team.
For ease of distribution, an electronic copy of the application should be sent to the Chair of the NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee, Marnie VandenNoven, at marnie.vandennoven@belmont.edu, and to the Grant Committee Chair, Dani Moffit at moffdani@isu.edu. An original copy of the application with appropriate signatures should be sent to the NATA office at 2952 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75247, attn: Jordan Grantham. Final approval will not be awarded until this completed, original application is received.

 

Evaluation Procedure:

The EDAC Grant Committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending funding of proposals to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Research and Education Foundation.  The Grant Committee will review proposals that meet the application requirements for their completeness and determine if the application meets the above criteria.  The general procedures for review include:

  • The EDAC Grant Committee Chair will conduct a mechanical review.
  • Complete proposals will be distributed to the review committee. 
  •  The Grant Committee may decide that applications fall into one of 4 categories: 1.)    fully fund immediately, 2.) fund as indicated after recommended revisions are made, 3.) not funded at this time, resubmission recommended, and 4.) not funded at this time, resubmission not recommended.
  •  The Grant Committee Chair will notify applicants of the status of their proposal.

 

Criteria:

Preference will be given to proposals that will enhance ethnic diversity within our professional membership and that demonstrate:

  1. Need for financial support;
  2. Quality submitted materials;
  3. Appropriate qualifications of the applicants.

Deadlines:

The review process for grant awards has two cycles each year. The deadlines for receipt of proposals are April 1st and October 1st of each calendar year.

 

Notification:

The Chair of the EDAC Grant Committee will send a letter to the principal applicant indicating the outcome of the reviews. Letters are sent in June for proposals submitted for the April 1st cycle and in December for the proposals submitted for the October 1st cycle.
Grant winners are provided with grant award accountability conditions upon receipt of an Ethnic Diversity Enhancement Grant. The conditions require that the grant winner(s):

  • Acknowledge funding from the National Athletic Trainers' Association Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee in any print and website publications, publicity or presentations done in any grant-related activities. 
  • Submit any pictures of the events, testimonials or follow-up (ex. programmatic outcomes) completed related to this project.
  • Submit an abstract summary of the project.
  • Provide an expenditure summary at the end of the project and return any unused funds to the NATA.
  • Present or provide a poster for presentation at the Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee Town Hall Meeting at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia

 

NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee
Ethnic Diversity Enhancement Grant Application Proposal Format

Please submit the entire grant application as one pdf document, including the following sections:

  • Cover sheet
  • Abstract summarizing the project (250 words maximum).
  • Brief history of the institution.
  • Brief history of the Athletic Training program and services.  (The inclusion of statistical information specifically in regards to ethnic and/or other diversity within the athletic training major, and the department/college/institution is required...consider current students, graduates, and certified graduates).
  • Summary of the project.  Description of how this program proposal will enhance ethnic diversity within the professional membership.  Additional information supporting financial need or specific budgetary constraints is helpful in regards to how the review committee perceives financial need. Please be specific.
  • Letter of support from the Academic Dean, institutional President or other appropriate administrator other than applicant.
  • Anticipated timeline of your project. Please provide specific information (ex. dates, schedules, etc…) that will aid the reviewers in understanding how the project will be completed.
  • Budget - use included itemized budget sheet format.  (Please note that in general budget requests for line items dated before review outcomes are mailed to applicants, salaries, professional memberships & development, instructional supplies & equipment, dues, and capital expenditures will NOT be considered). You must provide justification for budget requests and provide price quotes for each item. Proof of price quotes for requested items are required to release funding for a grant
 
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