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NSCA Foundation Grants

The NSCA Foundation (NSCAF) awards hundreds of thousands in research grant dollars each year to outstanding individuals within the strength and conditioning community. The NSCAF is one of the few foundations that fund research for master’s degree students and across all levels of education and experience up to senior investigators, as well as one of the few sources that funds work in the strength and conditioning field. Further your research, education and career through the support of the NSCAF. Grants are supported in part by GNC

General Grant Eligibility Requirements

Grant applications will be accepted from November 1 to March 15 annually
(The application will be available starting November 1)

Applicants for student research grants must have graduate student status during the term of the grant to be considered for funding. At the time of application, student applicants must be a member of the NSCA and all faculty co-investigators and applicants must have maintained continuous NSCA membership for at least one year prior to the grant application deadline as verified by the NSCA office.

Grants are open to all student or professional members of the NSCA. Applicants are not eligible to receive more than one grant in any given year; however, applications can be made to more than one program in any given year as long as they are different projects.

Two or more grant applications with similar titles and methodology submitted by investigators affiliated with the same research laboratory or by the same individual to different programs will be disqualified. Members of the NSCAF Board of Directors, members of the Grant Review Committee, and members of the NSCA Board of Directors are ineligible to receive grant awards during their term of service. Applicants are only eligible to win each award twice and any further applications will not be accepted for that program from the applicant. In addition, NSCA employees and their families are ineligible to receive financial awards.

All grant applications must be submitted by the deadline. No scanned and emailed applications will be accepted. All applications must be submitted using the online grant submission 

GNC Nutritional Research Grant

GNC® sponsors this nutrition-based research grant in the amount of $2,500 (indirect, overhead, travel, or salary costs are not supported). The purpose of the project must fall within the mission of the NSCA. One grant will be awarded.

Specific Requirements: 
1. Completed Application. 
2. Research must be related to sports nutrition.  
3. Purpose and scope must fall within the mission of the NSCA. 
4. Faculty applying must have concurrent NSCA membership for one year prior to date of application submission.
5. Student applying must be a member of the NSCA.
    a. Student applicants require a co-investigator.
    b. Co-investigator must have concurrent NSCA membership for one year prior to date of application submission.
6. Applicant has not won this award twice previously.  
7. Is not a current member of the NSCA Foundation Board of Directors, Scholarship Review Committee, NSCA Board of Directors, NSCA Employee or employee's family member.

  • GNC Nutritional Research Grant Recipients
    Year Recipient Title
    2015 Adam Sterczala Effects of dietary forskolin on skeletal muscle cAMP
    2017  Otavio Takeda The effects of lactate supplementation on endurance performance
    2018 Erica Goldstein The Effects of Parenting Style, Eating Attitudes, and Knowledge of Sports Nutrition on the Adolescent Female Athlete

Graduate Research Grant - Master's or Doctoral

This grant program funds Graduate research in strength and conditioning that is consistent with the mission of the NSCA. Graduate Research Grants are awarded at the Master’s and Doctoral level and require that a Graduate faculty member serve as co-investigator. Please indicate clearly which Graduate research grant is being applied for (Master’s or Doctoral). Master’s Student Research Grant proposals are not to exceed $7,500 (indirect costs, travel, and salary are not supported). Eligible candidates must be actively pursuing their Master's degree at the time of application. Doctoral Student Research Grant proposals are not to exceed $15,000 (indirect costs, travel, and salary are not supported). Eligible candidates must be actively pursuing their Doctoral degree at the time of application, which may include ABD status. Applicants for student research grants must have graduate student status during the term of the grant to be considered for funding. At the time of the application deadline, student applicants must be a member of the NSCA. All designated faculty mentors must have maintained continuous NSCA membership for at least one year prior to the grant application deadline as verified by the NSCA office.  

Specific Requirements: 
1. Completed Application. 
2. Graduate student applying must be a member of the NSCA. 
    a. Student applicants require a faculty co-investigator.
    b. Student must be pursuing a Master's or Doctoral degree corresponding to the submitted application.
    c. Student's course studies must be related to the field of strength and conditioning.
3. A co-investigator is required for this application.
    a. Co-investigator must have concurrent NSCA membership for one year prior to date of application submission.
    b. Co-investigator must be a graduate faculty member. 
4. Purpose and scope must fall within the mission of the NSCA. 
5. Applicant has not won this award twice previously. 
6. Is not a current member of the NSCA Foundation Board of Directors, Grant Review Committee, NSCA Board of Directors, NSCA employee or employee's family member. 

  • Graduate Research Grant - Masters Recipients
    Year Recipient Title
    2015 Liane Jean Comparison of Normal and Single-Foot Elevated Squats in ACL Injured Persons
    2015 Jennifer Talaski Use of Compression Stockings for Recovery From Plyometric Exercise
    2015 Morgan Whitson Effects of Age, Muscle Length, and Test Modality on Lower-Body Strength
    2016 Anthony Anzalone The relationship between peripheral biomarkers and clinical measures in y outh and young adult athletes following a sports related concussion
    2016 Meredith Mock Influence of probiotics on body composition and health in high stress, sleep deprived workers 
    2016 Jeremy Perales Changes in sprint performance between a traditional overgroup (track) vs. training on a high speed motorized treadmill
    2016 Charles Smith Examining the Impact of Beta-Alanine Supplementation on Anaerobic Exercise Performance in Collegiate Rugby Athletes
    2016 John Mata The effect of cluster sets on movement mechanics during the back squat
    2016 Hayden Giuliani The influence of age related obsity increases in intramuscular fat on muscular dimensional changes, strength and function
    2016 Jonathan Miller Effect of childhood obesity on plasma metabolome and muscle quality performance
    2017 Alexis Pihoker Nutrient Timing in Resistance-trained Women: Is there an Optimal Window?
    2017 Luke  Olsen Concurrent Training's Role on Mechanotransducing Properties of Muscle Fiber
    2017 Mary Altepeter The effect of timed protein ingestion on resistance training adaptations
    2017 Partrick Harty Effect of Caffeine Timing on Lower Body Resistance Training Performance
    2018 Michaela Kelsey  Workload evaluation based on position to determine efficient training load for optimal performance in competition for female collegiate soccer players
  • Graduate Research Grant - Doctoral Recipients
    Year Recipient Title 
    2015 Christopher Bach Effects of Cold Ambient Temperature on Substrate Metabolism and Performance
    2015 David Cornell Influence of a Corrective Exercise Intervention on Movement in Firefighters
    2015 Shawn Flanagan Corticospinal representation of an injured knee
    2015 Hui Ying Luk Resistance exercise-induced testosterone on satellite cell activity
    2015 John Sellers The Effects of Normobaric Hypoxic Training on Hypobaric Performance
    2015 Tunde Szivak Warfighter Adrenal Response to Extreme Military Stress
    2015 Michael Trevino Effect of Aerobic Training on Motor Unit Behavior of the Vastus Lateralis
    2016 Christopher Thomas The relationship between unilateral muscle strength qualities and 180-degree change of direction performance
    2016 John Harry The effects of anteriorly loaded, posteriorly loaded, and splitloaded weight vest dispersions during maximum effort vertic
    2016 Jacqueline Kiwata The Effect of a Periodized Exercise Intervention on Metabolic Syndrome Variables in Prostate Cancer Survivors on Androg
    2016 Steven Hughes Does statistical parametric mapping (SPM) give greater detail of fatigue than the traditionally used reductionist method?
    2016 Joshua Gann The Effects of Hypohydration on Muscular Strength, Endurance, Power, and Markers of Catabolism in Females
    2016 Danielle Levitt The effect of post-exercise alcohol consumption on resistance exercise-induced mTOR pathway signaling and 24-hour pr
    2016 Raquel Williams Measuring anaerobic performance in female high school athletes
    2017 Ashley  Artese Functional impact training on body composition in breast cancer survivors
    2017 Ethan Hill Effects of Eccentric versus Concentric Blood Flow Restriction Training
    2017 Eric Trexler Performance effects of citrulline malate and beetroot juice supplementation
    2017 Justin  Nicoll Androgen & cortisol receptor phosphorylation following resistance exercise
    2017 Kevin Carroll Mass Spectroscopy For Evaluation of Muscle Adaptation Following Training
    2017 William Dupont The Effects of Resistance Exercise Training on Brain Health and Function
    2018 Elliot Arroyo  The Effects of Three Different Types of Exercise on Immune Function
    2018 Emily Phillips  The effects of resistance training on cognition, mood, motor function, physical strength, body composition, and bone density in adults with Down syndrome.
    2018 James Boyett 

    The effect of resistance exercise on concentrations of intramuscular and circulating sex steroids (testosterone and estradiol), as well as the effect of resistance exercise on the intramuscular protein content of the enzyme responsible for conversion from testosterone to estradiol

    2018 Jordan Fox   Exploring the role of micro-sensor technology in indoor team sports: The validity and reliability of accelerometer-derived speed and distance measures  
    2018 Katie  Hirsch 

    The acute and chronic effects of high-protein consumption and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on measures of metabolic health in men and women.

    2018 Matthew  Beeler  The effects of resistance training load on muscular hypertrophy, strength, and cortical brain activity in resistance-trained men.   
    2018 Thomas Dos'Santos  Biomechanical effects of change of direction technique modification  
    2018 Gena Gerstner  The influence of obesity and stress on muscle fatigability and steadiness in career firefighters 
    2018 Ryan Colquhoun  Do Eccentric Contractions Preferentially Recruit, Damage, and Alter Behavior of High-Threshold Motor Units? 
    2018 Justin Merrigan  Biomechanical, skeletal muscle, and hormonal responses to supra-maximal accentuated eccentric loading with weight releasers  
    2018 Paige Rice   Effect of joint-specific strength and power training on stretch-shortening cycle performance and myofibrillar kinetics  

Young Investigator's Grant

This grant program funds individuals employed by nonprofit research organizations (higher education institutions, research institutes, hospitals, or other recognized independent research organizations) who are within seven (7) years from conferral of their Doctorate degree (PhD, MD degree, or equivalent). The purpose and specific aims of the research project must be consistent with the mission of the NSCA. Applicants must have been a continuous NSCA Member at least one year prior to the application deadline as verified by the NSCA office. The maximum award is $20,000 plus indirect costs at a rate of up to 20% (travel and salary are not supported).  

Specific Requirements: 
1. Completed Application. 
2. Individual must have concurrent NSCA membership for one year prior to date of application submission.
    a. Individual is within 7 years from receiving their Doctoral degree.
3. Purpose and scope must fall within the mission of the NSCA. 
4. Applicant has not won this award twice previously. 
5. Is not a current member of the NSCA Foundation Board of Directors, Grant Review Committee, NSCA Board of Directors, NSCA employee or employee's family member. 

  • Young Investigator Grant Recipients
    Year Recipient Title
    2016 Tania Spiteri Efficacy of perceptual cognitive training to improve agility performance in team sport athletes-the missing link
    2016 Jason DeFreitas Does low intensity exercise performed to fatigue recruit high threshold motor  units? 
    2017 Adam Wells Beta-Alanine & Inflammation During a Simulated Military Operation (SMO)
    2018 Jordan Parsons

    Lower body power and strength asymmetries and their predictors in university athletes

Senior Investigator's Grant

This grant program funds individuals employed full-time by nonprofit research organizations (higher education institutions, research institutes, hospitals, or other recognized independent research organizations) who are more than (7) years from conferral of their Doctorate degree (PhD, MD degree, or equivalent). The purpose and specific aims of the research project must be consistent with the mission of the NSCA. General eligibility requirements state that all applicants to this program must have maintained continuous NSCA Membership for a period of no less than five years prior to the application deadline. The maximum award is $30,000 plus indirect costs at a rate of up to 20% (travel and salary are not supported).

Specific Requirements: 
1. Completed Application. 
2. Individual must have concurrent NSCA membership for five years prior to date of application submission.
    a. Individual is more than 7 years from receiving their Doctoral degree.
3. Purpose and scope must fall within the mission of the NSCA. 
4. Applicant has not won this award twice previously. 
5. Is not a current member of the NSCA Foundation Board of Directors, Grant Review Committee, NSCA Board of Directors, NSCA employee or employee's family member. 

  • Senior Investigator Grant Recipients
    Year Recipient Title
    2015 Andrew Fry Does overtraining affect force via a β2-adrenoceptor-Na+/K+ pump mechanism?
    2016 Margaret Jones Acute Response to cluster resistive exercise in resistance-trained women 
    2017 Sophia Nimphius Improving throwing and pitching velocity in female softball athletes
    2018 James Kinley   Effects of a total-body routine compared to a split routine on maximal strength, cardiovascular hemodynamics, central arterial stiffness and wave reflection.   

International Collaboration Grant

This grant program was established to solicit creative proposals to facilitate collaboration between a United States-based colleague and an international colleague. The principal investigator (US or International) must be an NSCA Member in good standing for at least five consecutive years prior to application deadline as verified by the NSCA office. Current NSCA Membership is not a requirement for the co-investigator. Applicants can apply to visit one or multiple international colleagues or propose to host one or multiple international colleagues in support of the proposed project. A total of $50,000 will be made available from this program each year with no predetermined limit on the number of awards to be made annually. This award is the only NSCA grant which will provide for travel expenses directly related to the activity including transportation (e.g., airfare, train, automobile, etc.), lodging, per diem, local travel, and other expenses directly related to the proposed activity, in addition to the necessary expenses to complete the proposed research project. Travel expenses are to be limited to 50% of total budgeted costs but cannot exceed $12,500. No salary or indirect costs will be supported by this grant. All individuals, regardless of rank or affiliation, are eligible to apply. Renewable term or individuals in postdoctoral positions are not eligible.

Specific Requirements: 
1. Completed Application. 
2. Principal investigator (US or International) must have concurrent NSCA membership for five years prior to the date of application submission. 
3. Purpose and scope must fall within the mission of the NSCA. 
4. Applicant has not won this award twice previously.
5. Applicants in postdoctoral positions are not eligible. 
6. Is not a current member of the NSCA Foundation Board of Directors, Grant Review Committee, NSCA Board of Directors, NSCA employee or employee's family member. 

  • International Collaboration Grant Recipients
    Year Recipient Title 
    2015 David Fukuda Effects of Hypoxic Sprint Interval Training and β-Alanine Supplementation
    2016 Paul Comfort An investigation into the effects of exclusing the catch phase of the clean on muscle architecture and force time characteristics during isometric and dynamic tasks: an intervention study 
    2016 Sandor Dorgo Combating dynapenia in diverse ethnic groups of older adults 
    2017 Nathanial Jenkins Genetic Polymorphisms and the Effects of Caffeine on Neuromuscular Function
    2018 Steve Fleck  Physical Exercise in the Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia: A clinical and pre-clinical approach 

Eleiko Equipment Grant

Eleiko Sport USA is the Leading Provider of Professional Equipment for Strength and Conditioning, Weightlifting, Powerlifting and Professional Fitness. The Eleiko Equipment Grant was established to assist recently established inner city schools with weightlifting clubs access to the best equipment in the world. Eleiko will provide (1) $15,000 equipment grant of strength and conditioning equipment at wholesale pricing. Members of the Board of Directors, Grant Review Committee, NSCA and NSCAF employees and their families are not eligible to receive this grant.

Items judged by the NSCAF Review Committee for each application include: 
1. Program Type 
2. Program History
3. Coaches Information/Qualifications
4. Facility Information
5. Demographic Information
6. 
Funding Sources/Financials

Requirements:
1. All applicants must be NSCA Members at the application deadline (on or before March 15 of the current application cycle)

Coaching Advancement Grant

The NSCA Foundation and the official governing body of Weightlifting under the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Weightlifting, have partnered together and established the Coaching Advancement Grant. The grant will be available to current NSCA Members who are NOT yet certified by the NSCA in any form and those who are currently USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coaches looking to advance their education. The grant will cover the recipient to take their CSCS, CSPS, CPT or TSAC (1 certification only), and a USA Weightlifting Level 2 Course. Members of the Board of Directors, Grant Review Committee, NSCA and NSCAF employees and their families are not eligible to receive this grant.

Items judged by the NSCAF Review Committee for each application include: 
1. Program Type 
2. Program History
3. Coaches Information/Qualifications
4. Facility Information
5. Program 
Funding Sources/Financials

Requirements:
1. All applicants must be NSCA Members at the application deadline (on or before March 15)
2. Current USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach (in good standing) at the application deadline (on or before March 15 of the current application cycle)

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