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 2019

This tutorial will guide you through the development of budgets and budget justifications for proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education Program, focusing specifically on the grant category called Small Grants for Institutions New to ATE. The information is based on a 2019 Mentor-Connect webinar, which is available as a recording in the Library...

View Resource Forms Tutorial 2019

This 15-page tutorial will guide you through the process of filling out the forms that will be part of your proposal to the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education Program. It is based on a MentorConnect webinar, conducted in May 2019 and available as a recording in the Mentor-Connect resource library (www.Mentor-Connect.org). It includes steps to take before you begin the...

View Resource Prospective New Awardee Guide (Effective January 2018)

This 19-page document contains helpful information for preparing documents and understanding requirements for managing a federal award. The document contains an overview of NSF grantwriting and federal requirements, contact information, an explanation of NSF grantwriting standards and indirect costs, frequently asked questions, and checklists.

View Resource Webinar: Tips and Tricks Step by Step NSF ATE Proposal Forms 2019

This webinar produced by Mentor-Connect focuses on the various forms associated with NSF ATE grant proposals.  Forms can make up 2/3 of a final proposal submission and impact the quality and accuracy of a proposal. The webinar covers the following topics: •Knowing the purpose of various forms associated with NSF ATE proposals •Knowing what data to enter into each form associated with NSF...

View Resource Evaluation Basics for Non-Evaluators

This six-part video series is based on a live webinar EvaluATE presented in partnership with Mentor-Connect in March 2018.* It provides a basic orientation to evaluation for individuals who are planning to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program. Each video addresses one of six questions about evaluation often asked by individuals who are new...