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: Biosketch

Biographical Sketches, or Biosketches, is the term the NSF uses for a resume or curriculum vitae. Learn who needs one, what should be included, and what format it needs to be in.

Coffee Break Webinar: Rationale

The Rationale explains the purpose of your proposal. Learn how to present your “what, why, and who” parts of your rationale based on your research and data.

Coffee Break Webinar: IRB’s

A step-by-step guide to establishing an Institutional Review Board (IRB).  Learn what an IRB is and why it is needed for a NSF ATE proposal.

Coffee Break Webinar: Annual Reports

To write effective project reports, PIs must understand NSF’s needs and develop a strategy. This coffee break provides information about planning and report writing and shares strategies for developing and submitting annual reports. 

Coffee Break Webinar: External Evaluator

An external evaluator is very important and is required for your NSF ATE proposal. This coffee break will discuss how to communicate with your external evaluator with examples of what to share and when to share with your evaluator.