Deadline Approaching for the Research Mentor Program

April 10, 2014 by NATA Admin

There’s still time to apply for the 2014 NATA Foundation Mentor Program! This unique initiative from the NATA Foundation pairs a small group of “young investigators” with a mentor to provide assistance, advice or collaborative efforts on projects, grant reviews, research, academic manuscripts and more. The program is also a great opportunity to connect with experienced ATs conducting research in the clinical or academic setting. The partnership fosters professional growth for both the young investigator/mentee and the mentor, as well as for the athletic training field as a whole.

To be considered as a young investigator/mentee for the program, applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Completed PhD training
  • Currently working in a research capacity
  • Academic rank is no higher than assistant professor for the semester prior to April application
  • First author on a research publication beyond his/her dissertation
  • Current NATA member and BOC-certified athletic trainer in good standing

Submit an application along with a current CV to NATA Foundation Director Rachael Oats by May 1, 2014 to be considered for the program. Selections will be announced by June 1, 2014; however, applications of members not selected will be kept on file in the event a suitable mentor becomes available at a future date.

For more information on this initiative and other NATA Foundation programs, visit

-Jaimie Siegle, NATA Editorial Specialist (

Photo: The 2013 mentor participants gather for a photo at the NATA convention in Las Vegas last year.