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
Annotated PAPPG 20-1 Checklist (effective June 1, 2020)

This five-page excerpt from the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide is the checklist to insure that proposals conform to the instructions outlined in the guide. NSF will not accept or will return without review proposals that are not consistent with these instructions.

Coffee Break Webinar: Indirect Cost Rate

Acquire the knowledge of what indirect cost rate is, how do you know if you have one, do you need to use it and what rate can be used.

Coffee Break Webinar: Data Management Plan

The Data Management Plan describes how the proposal will conform to NSF policies regarding the dissemination and sharing of research results.  Learn about this supplementary document that is specifically looked at by reviewers.

Webinar: NSF ATE Grant Funding: Opportunities Abound and Mentor-Connect Provides Proposal Development Help 2020

This hour-and-a-half webinar features personnel from both the NSF ATE program and the Mentor-Connect program.  The webinar offers an overview of both programs and of the grant proposal process.  Information includes ATE program funding options, the Mentor-Connect cohort structure, tips for grant funding success, and application instructions. Accompanying the webinar are the webinar slides in pdf...
Coffee Break Webinar: Fastlane

What is Fastlane? This video will discuss the reasons to use Fastlane for NSF ATE Proposal Development and how to access the site.