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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This document from Mentor-Connect helps prospective grantees navigate the proposal development process.  Developing an ATE proposal may seem daunting, but you will find that it becomes quite straightforward if you follow these guidelines.  All proposals must address the issues noted in this...
This Coffee Break provides information on how to create an abstract for your ATE Project. At the conclusion of the coffee break you will know: (1) Where abstracts for found; (2) What they are; (3) Who creates an abstract; (4) Who is the audience for an abstract; and (5) What to include in your...
This Coffee Break provides information on how to access your ATE Proposal Reviews. At the conclusion of the coffee break you will know: (1) What reviews are; (2) How can you find the reviews; and (3) What should you do with your reviews
This tutorial reviews the topics discussed in a Mentor-Connect webinar, conducted in August 2022 and available as a recording in the resource library at Mentor-Connect resource library (
This hour-and-a-half webinar features personnel from both the NSF ATE program and the Mentor-Connect program.  The webinar offers an overview of both programs and of the grant proposal process.  Information includes ATE program funding options, the Mentor-Connect cohort structure, tips for grant...