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 Grant Proposal: Bridgerland Technical College

This resource is provided as a sample for potential National Science Foundation, Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) grantees. The proposal, submitted by Bridgerland Technical College, is representative of a "New to ATE, small grant" submission. The National Science Foundation proposals are reviewed through a peer review process, so the sample is not representative of all...

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View Resource Grant Proposal: Brookhaven College

This resource is provided as a sample for potential National Science Foundation, Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) grantees. The proposal, submitted by Brookhaven College, is representative of a "New to ATE, small grant" submission. The National Science Foundation proposals are reviewed through a peer review process, so the sample is not representative of all proposals.  This grant...

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View Resource Technician Education Grant Writing Tips

This document provides an overview of the ATE program and the importance of focusing on the goals of the ATE program when writing a grant proposal.  It gives advice on what pitfalls to avoid. It gives a list of what the ATE program is NOT (for example, STEM education or short-term industry training).  It gives tips on how to complete a successful grant proposal, such as the importance of the grant...

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View Resource Webinar: Walking the NSF Budgeting Walk: NSF ATE Proposal Budget and Budget Justification 2019

The purpose of this webinar is to help those who have not been funded by NSF to develop fundable proposals. Topics include: • how to prepare a budget for your NSF ATE grant • what to include in each budget category • how to prepare a budget justification • how to align the budget and project description • how to avoid common errors The webinar lasts 1 1/2 hours.  The PowerPoint slides...

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View Resource Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will to Change

Note: This resource is not free to the public.   You may be able to purchase or download the full document via your institution's library or subscription services.  Embrace Diversity and Thrive As An Organization. In the rapidly changing business landscape, harnessing the power of diversity and inclusion is essential for the very viability and sustainability of every organization. Talent who...

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