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 Budget Tutorial 2017

This tutorial is based on the 2017 Mentor-Connect Budget Webinar.  The tutorial will guide the user through the development of budgets for an NSF ATE proposal. It covers entering correct information, preparing a budget justification, recognizing the mutual dependence between the budget and the project description, and avoiding common errors. 

View Resource Webinar: Preparing Forms for Your NSF ATE Proposal 2017

This webinar explains how to fill out the various forms needed for an NSF ATE grant proposal. The webinar covers the purpose of the different forms, how to complete the forms, and common errors to avoid.  The recording lasts approximately an hour and a half. The webinar focuses on the grant proposal guide and offers useful tips for making the forms process as painless as possible.

View Resource Grant Proposal Resources, Roadmaps, and Timelines

This presentation produced by the Centers Collaborative for Technical Assistance consists of three parts: 1.  Unique characteristics of grant funding, presented by Elaine Craft, Director of SC ATE Center of Excellence, 2.  15 helpful tips for moving up to larger project grants, presented by Elizabeth Teles, NSF , Program Director, and 3.  Resources for preparing a competitive NSF/ATE...

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...