Research Assistance Grants - Michigan Athletic Trainers Society (MATS)

Research Assistance Grants

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The Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society is excited to announce the formation of the MATS Research Assistance Committee (RAC). The purpose of this committee is to encourage and foster research and scholarly activity among the MATS membership.





Thank you for your interest in the Michigan Athletic Trainers’ Society (MATS) Research Assistance Grant!  The purpose of these grants is to provide financial assistance to MATS members to complete original research studies that advance the Athletic Training profession.

It is our hope this financial assistance will help promote the fine research and scholarly activity of Athletic Trainers in the state of Michigan.  Several applications with total direct costs up to a maximum of $1000 for certified Athletic Trainers and $500 for Athletic Training students will be funded.  There will be two funding cycles each calendar year.  The deadlines will be 5:00 pm EST on the last Friday in September and February. 

Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision within two months of the grant deadlines.  Funds will be available to successful applicants approximately 30 days of notification of funding and must be used within one year. 

Successful applicants must submit a final report (including budget).  For Fall grant awardees, final reports are due by December 1 of the year after funding decision.  For Spring grant awardees, final reports are due by May 1 of the year after funding decision. Moreover, funded applicants must acknowledge MATS funding on future publications or presentations as well as present the results of their study at a future MATS annual meeting. Other eligibility, obligations, and instructions can be found in the grant application found HERE (Word Document download).   

Current Opportunity for 2018

The MATS Research Assistance Committee (RAC) is now accepting grant applications from certified MATS members and student (i.e., certified and non-certified) MATS members.  Certified MATS members and student MATS members may apply for up to $1000 and $500, respectively, to support research efforts.  At least two grants will be awarded to certified and student members per year.  The deadline for grant proposals was 5:00 pm (EST) on September 28, 2018. 

The grant application can be found HERE  (Word Document download).


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