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
Coffee Break Webinar: Proposal Preparation – First Steps

Learn the first steps you should take if you are thinking of submitting an NSF ATE proposal. Great information about when to start and who can help you.

Coffee Break Webinar: What To Expect After Submission

This webinar gives general advice to colleges who have submitted an NSF ATE proposal and are waiting for funding results. It gives an outline of next steps to take when you are notified by NSF about possible funding.

Coffee Break Webinar: Recruiting Employers

This webinar explains how to implement employer engagement and commitment and how to provide evidence of this engagement. Information is presented on how to determine what you need and what you want from your Business Advisory Council.

Coffee Break Webinar: The BILT Model

The NSF ATE solicitation expects competitive proposals to have strong employer engagement and commitment. This break will present the basic information about the Business and Industry Leadership Team (BILT) model for high employer engagement. The webinar explains the essential elements of the BILT model. It covers the roles of businesses and faculties and the ideal makeup of the BILT.

Coffee Break Webinar: NSF Expectations for Employer Engagement

This coffee break addresses specific instruction regarding employer engagement/labor market demand upon which to base an effective NSF ATE project proposal. The webinar includes employer engagement expectations, broader impacts requirements, and the need to provide evidence, including local data, of employer hiring needs.