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
4 Steps of Evaluation

This bundle of evaluation documents contains handouts, checklists, and one-page reports covering the evaluation process from beginning to end.  The documents include overviews of the evaluation process, PowerPoint design tips, rules for good data presentation, sample charts and graphs, a how-to guide for creating one-page reports (done in one page, of course), an evaluation data matrix template, a...

Post-Proposal Submission: What to Expect When You Are Expecting...

This fifty-two minute PowerPoint presentation explains what is going on behind the scenes at the NSF after your grant has been submitted.  The review process can take up to many months. The presentation will give an overview of the process and then delve into the different aspects involved in grant review, such as the makeup of the panels that review the proposals and the possible paths the...
New award press release template

This three-page sample document created by Mentor-Connect for new grantees serves as an example  of how to prepare news releases about their award for different media.  The first part of the document is a "plug and play" guide with the different parts, such as "name of college" and "amount of award" labeled.  The second part of the document is a completed press release form.

Grant Management Checklist

This five-page checklist from Mentor-Connect explains how to begin the process of grant management.  Included in the explanation are planning your press release, notifying those involved, managing evaluation, involving human resources, working with budget codes, and "drawing down" funds.  

Coffee Break Webinar: Facilities and Equipment

This quick webinar includes what you need to list on the facilities and equipment form which includes the physical and human resources that the organization and it collaborators will provide.