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 Mentor-Connect Tutorial: Tips for Navigating the Research.gov NSF Annual Reporting Template

This annual report tutorial navigates the user through Research.gov illustrating how to submit NSF project annual reports.

View Resource Effective Strategies to Prepare Annual Reports: Demystifying the Process

This PowerPoint will provide information about planning and writing reports and share strategies for developing and submitting annual reports. It includes tips such as which browsers to use and how to find step-by-step instructions in Research.gov. A list of common mistakes and contact information for presenters is also included.

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...