Welcome to Mentor-Connect’s Resource Library. The purpose of this library is to provide a comprehensive, interactive collection of resources that can be utilized by STEM faculty, administrators, grant writers, mentors, mentees, etc. to further serve the goal of Mentor-Connect to advance technician education and leadership development by supporting potential, current, and former grantees of the NSF ATE program.

The library contains print resources, webinars, and links to other helpful sites. Users will find the most current grant proposal guides and updates from the NSF, webinars conducted by Mentor-Connect for all aspects of grant writing, sample documents provided by former and current grantees, and a large supply of informational articles.

These resources are provided free of charge for non-commercial purposes only. Each resource contains a record with its sharing permissions. The resources that are in the public domain may be used without restriction. The resources marked “Attribution—Non-commercial—Share Alike” may be used non-commercially as they are or changed by the user, as long as the user credits the author and licenses new creations under the identical terms. Resources marked “Unknown” were provided to Mentor-Connect without an existing fair use statement. Please contact these providers whenever possible to determine permissions.

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View Resource Webinar: Preparing a Budget and Budget Justification for Your NSF ATE Program 2017

Staff from the NSF ATE Mentor-Connect project along with Dr. Celeste Carter, NSF Program Officer, present information on how to prepare a budget for your NSF ATE grant in this hour-and-a-half webinar.  The webinar includes information on what to include in each budget category, how to prepare a budget justification, how to align the budget and project description, and how to avoid common errors....

View Resource Webinar: Small-Scale Evaluation 2017

This webinar, sponsored by EvaluATE and NSF ATE Mentor-Connect, explains the process of evaluation for an ATE grant.  The webinar uses an ATE small project as an example.  The webinar covers identifying realistic indicators for evaluation, developing timelines for data collection and reporting, developing an evaluation budget, and planning for internal and external evaluators. The webinar...

View Resource High Impact Technology Exchange (HI-TEC) Conference Proceedings 2016

The HI-TEC conference proceedings e-book is a 100-page booklet that captures the essence of each conference presentation with segments containing text, pictures, and hyperlinks to additional resources.  The HI-TEC conference presents best practices in technician education. This resource contains the hyperlink to the HI-TEC website and the downloadable PDF file.

View Resource Getting Started with ATE

This collection of PowerPoints accompanies the Getting Started conference.  Included is a wide variety of information to help the grantee get started with an ATE grant.  This resource includes general information as well as segments on mentoring teams, the Office of Budget, Finance, and Award Agreements, the Office of the Inspector General, evaluation teams, and ATE Central.  The Getting Started...

View Resource Evaluation 101: Principal Investigator “To-Do” Checklist: Before Launching Your Project Evaluation

This checklist provided by Mentor-Connect lists key activities associated with evaluation of project grants.  The checklist contains both the activities that need to be completed before evaluation and the people who should be involved.