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 Exhibit II-1: Proposal Preparation Checklist-- NSF Grant Preparation Guide (18-1, Effective January 29, 2018)

This three-page document is the NSF Proposal Preparation Checklist, Exhibit II-1. It describes the format for submission and the steps in preparation. There is a checklist for each section of the proposal, including the project summary, the project description, the budget, the biographical sketches, the references, and more. The purpose of the checklist is to highlight critical items so they will...

View Resource NSF ATE Program Funding Opportunities & Mentor-Connect Orientation Webinar 2017

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 Help with Securing Your First, or Next, ATE Grant: The NSF ATE Program, Mentor-Connect, and Moving-On-Up!

The NSF-funded Mentor-Connect Project can help you prepare a competitive proposal for a “Small Grant for Those New to ATE,” a special funding track in the NSF ATE program designed for institutions that have not received NSF funding in the past seven years. Participants will learn how to tap into one-on-one mentoring and self-help resources. Tips for how to move up from a small to a larger project...

View Resource Prospective New Awardee Guide (Effective Date:January 2017)

The information contained in the NSF Prospective New Awardee Guide will assist your organization in preparing the documents which NSF requires to conduct administrative and financial reviews. This guide also serves as a means of highlighting the accountability requirements associated with federal awards. The document contains an overview, federal requirements, frequently asked questions, and...

View Resource New Automated Proposal Compliance Checklist

This five-page document from the NSF is a checklist for all types of NSF proposals.  It includes proposal section checks, page number checks, budget checks, and other checks.