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.

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Interventions Supporting Baccalaureate Achievement of Latinx STEM Students Matriculating at 2‐year Institutions: A Systematic Review

This article is offered on a subscription fee basis to subscribers of the Wiley Online Library.   The article presents a systematic review of published studies of programs designed to support Latinx student success in 2‐year institutions and successful transfer to 4‐year institutions, particularly for STEM majors. The study includes programs such as mentoring, scholarships, study groups,...

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: 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 are...
Evaluation Crash Course for Non-evaluators

Do you have questions about evaluation? Like, what is it? Why is it required for projects funded by the National Science Foundation? How much does it cost? Who can do it? What does an evaluation look like? How can evaluation help me and my project? We will answer all these questions and more in this webinar. This session is for those who are new to evaluation or want a refresher on the basics....
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.