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
Webinar: Culturally Responsive Technician Education: Asset or Deficit Models

Does your college use an asset or deficit model to describe students and their achievements? The HSI ATE Hub 2 project examines how our mindset and how we look at students can affect their success. This work has implications for everything from classroom management, to curriculum requirements, to institutional goal setting. Learn more about the difference between asset based and deficit based...

This tutorial will guide you through the development of budgets and budget justifications for proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education Program, focusing specifically on the grant category Small Grants for Institutions New to ATE. The tutorial begins with a section explaining what to do before you submit your budget and where to submit it.  It...

Webinar: 2022 Moving Up- Strategies for Preparing your Next ATE project proposal

These slides from the PowerPoint presentation of Moving Up strategies guides the grantee who is considering applying for a Moving Up grant.  The presentation includes considering the advantages of a new grant and areas to focus on for your solicitation. It also includes ATE resources and mentoring options.
Webinar: Walking the NSF Budgeting Walk: NSF ATE Proposal Budget and Budget Justification

  This webinar from Mentor-Connect explains the process of submitting your NSF ATE proposal budget.  Included are an overview of budgeting for your proposal, an explanation of your NSF budget development and submission, your budget justification development and submission, a question and answer session, and a listing of resources and support. Lots of helpful hints and a list of common mistakes...
Webinar: NSF ATE Grant Funding: Opportunities Abound and Mentor-Connect Provides Proposal Development Help 2021

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...