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 NSF ATE Program Funding Opportunities & Mentor-Connect Orientation Webinar 2019

This orientation webinar consists of two parts.  The first is an overview of the NSF ATE program and the opportunity for small grant funding.  The second part of the presentation explains the opportunities for help with grant funding through the Mentor-Connect program.

View Resource Research.gov Proposal Preparation and Submission

The Research.gov Proposal Preparation and Submission Site modernizes proposal submission capabilities. The new system focuses on enhancing the user experience and reducing administrative burden with an intuitive interface and automated compliance checking. The new system is being developed incrementally and, as more FastLane features become available in Research.gov, the system features will...

View Resource Checklist: Evaluation Plan for ATE Proposals

This three-page document provided by EvaluATE provides information on what should be included in evaluation plans for proposals to the National Science Foundation’s ATE program. This checklist covers the five main elements that should be included in the evaluation section of a project description.The document also discusses evaluation in other sections of the proposal and contains a list of...

View Resource Realizing the PROMISE of Success for Latinx STEM Students

Research findings in this policy and practice brief result from a National Science Foundation funded conference grant (NSF Award 1759134) awarded to Laredo Community College, Texas A&M University International and a collaborative of Texas Hispanic-Serving Institutions.   NSF Grant Principal Investigator: Nora R. Garza, Ph.D., Laredo College Co-Principal Investigators: Agnes Flores, Ed.D.,...

View Resource NSF National Resource Hub for STEM Education at Hispanic Serving Institutions

The NSF National Resource Hub for STEM Education at Hispanic Serving Institutions provides HSIs with resources for building institutional capacity that will increase STEM student retention and degree completion (NSF Awards 1832338 and 1832345). The Hub is a collaborative effort between New Mexico State University (NMSU), California State University at Northridge (CSUN), and Dona Ana Community...