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 Webinar: Culturally Responsive Instruction at HSIs - Strategies that Work

Webinar Recording: https://youtu.be/7TwOfWTTYN0 Webinar Slides:  https://bit.ly/3aBRsIW In this webinar, Dr. Melissa L. Salazar, CEO of ESCALA Educational Services, familiarizes faculty and administrators with the concept of culturally responsive instruction as applied to the specific context of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). Dr. Salazar draws on her organization’s work with more than...

View Resource Budget Tutorial 2020

This 19-page 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 called Small Grants for Institutions New to ATE. The information is based on a 2020 Mentor-Connect webinar, which is available as a recording in the...

View Resource Webinar: Walking the NSF Budgeting Walk: NSF ATE Proposal Budget and Budget Justification 2020

The purpose of this webinar is to help those who have not been funded by NSF to develop fundable proposals. Topics include: • Overview of budgeting for NSF ATE proposals • The NSF budget form • The budget justification form • A question and answer session The webinar lasts 1 1/2 hours.  The PowerPoint slides, budget handout, and budget tutorial are included.

View Resource LA RED TIG Week: Beyond the zero-impact result: Have you checked the spillover effects? By Maria Fernanda Rodrigo

The American Evaluation Association is celebrating Latina/o Responsive Evaluation Discourse TIG Week. The contributions all this week to aea365 come from LA RED Topical Interest Group members. Maria Fernanda Rodrigo Senior Associate Evaluator at the Office of Evaluation and Oversight at the Inter- American Development Bank- research focuses on productive sectors. The evaluation of an...

View Resource Preparing the Annual Report for Your NSF ATE Project

This tutorial will guide you through an important process – submitting your annual report. This is an important (and required) responsibility when you receive a National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education grant.  This material is based on a presentation given at the NSF ATE PI Conference in October 2019.