Resource Library

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.

New Resources
Advanced Technological Education Getting Started booklet 2020

This booklet is recommended for all principal investigators, co-principal investigators, and other team members involved in newly awarded projects and centers in FY20. Others who may find the workshop useful include new awardees in FY19 and other project personnel from prior years who have recently become involved in ATE projects and centers. The goal of this workshop is to make new grantees...

Webinar: Moving Up! Strategies for Preparing YOUR Next ATE Project Proposal

Has your college been an ATE grantee? Did you have a “New to NSF” grant? Keep the momentum going! Take advantage of what ATE funding can do for your college’s technician education programs and students by “Moving Up” to an ATE Project. What will help make your proposal be more competitive? How do requirements and reviewer expectations change when you take the next step? Where can you get help to...
Building Equitable Learning Environments in CTE and STEM

This webinar focuses on successful strategies applicable to 2-year college technician educators. These strategies come from Action Research for Equity projects that were completed by participants engaged in the NSF ATE-funded EESTEM II project (DUE # 1601548), implemented by NAPE (National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity). These projects provide helpful guidance, strategies, and interventions...

Coffee Break Webinar: Proposal Submission Websites

A common question that is asked by colleges is "Where do I go to submit my proposal to NSF?" This short coffee break will answer that question for you with guidance and direction on how to use the specific sites. 

Coffee Break Webinar: Getting Input on Your Proposal Idea

This coffee break will give ideas and suggestions on receiving valuable input about your proposal idea, whether it is contacting local industry, matching your college's mission and values, or creating a survey to see if your idea is plausible. Remember, we all need people who will give us feedback!