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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Instructions for 1st NSF no-cost extension request

Grantees may authorize a one-time extension of the end date of the grant of up to 12 months if additional time beyond the established end date is required to assure adequate completion of the original scope of work within the funds already made available.  This document explains how to request this no cost extension under financial management. 

Forms Tutorial 2021

This tutorial will guide you through the process of filling out the forms that will be part of your proposal to the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education Program. It is based on a MentorConnect webinar, conducted in May 2021 and available as a recording in the Mentor-Connect resource library ( It includes steps to take before you begin the process...

Webinar: Preparing Forms for the NSF ATE Proposal 2021

This webinar produced by Mentor-Connect focuses on the various forms associated with NSF ATE grant proposals.  Forms can make up 2/3 of a final proposal submission and impact the quality and accuracy of a proposal. The webinar covers the following topics: •Knowing the purpose of various forms associated with NSF ATE proposals •Knowing what data to enter into each form associated with NSF...
Transforming Academia and Theorizing Spaces for Latinx in Higher Education: Voces Perdidas and Voces de Poder

This resource speaks to the urgent need to attend to issues of retention regarding the Latinx student population in higher education and suggests the need for policy in support of bilingual education as a manner of attending to the growing Latinx population in higher education. In the article, the author makes a point to express the value of the voices of Latinx students or voces de poder (voices...
Coffee Break Webinar: Reading the Solicitation

Set yourself up for success by thoroughly reading and understanding the NSF ATE solicitation. This Coffee Break lets you know how to access the solicitation and answers questions like, "What is it?", "What does it include?", and "When you should read the solicitation?"