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 Proposal Preparation Checklist

It is imperative that all proposals conform to the proposal preparation and submission instructions specified in Part I of the Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide. Conformance with all preparation and submission instructions is required. This checklist is not intended to be an all-inclusive repetition of the required proposal contents and associated proposal preparation guidelines....

View Resource Automated Proposal Compliance Checks Performed by Research.gov as of March 30, 2020

  This compliance checklist provided by the National Science Foundation is used for proposals of all types submitted through Research.gov. The nine-page document is thorough and explicit in what is required, including format details (for example font sizes and types, section headings, page numbering, and line spacing), procedures for submission, and required sections and labels. Especially...

View Resource Reporting Results of Prior Support

This document helps to clarify the differences in requirements by the NSF and the ATE program for reporting on prior support. The PAPPG and the ATE Solicitation both address Results of Prior Support. Where the ATE Solicitation differs from the PAPPG, ATE Solicitation instructions should be followed. The purpose of reporting on prior support is to help reviewers assess the quality of prior or...

View Resource Developing Policies and Procedures Required of NSF Grantees

This two-page document gives guidelines for creating college policies and procedures for NSF grantees. The document contains steps for developing procedures for managing grant funding.  It contains an excerpt from the PAPPG about Participant Support and an extended example of a college procedure.  

View Resource Hispanics & STEM

This study from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the Student Research Foundation helps faculty and administrators better understand the representation gaps in STEM attainment and careers and why these gaps continue to exist.   The study identifies low STEM confidence (belief by the students that they can succeed in STEM) as a key reason why gaps in STEM education and careers persist,...