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 Blog: One Pagers: Simple and Engaging Reporting

This one-page document created by EvaluATE explains how to create "one-pagers" : single-page documents that summarize evaluation data, findings, or recommendations. These stand-alone documents generally supplement a longer report. One-pagers are good resources for those readers who don't have the time to read a lengthy report.  This document contains a ten-step process for creating one-pagers as...

View Resource NSF Indirect Rate: Helpful Information

Indirect costs are those expenses needed by the college/university to administer a grant. Specifics and the method used to compute those costs vary by institution.This two-page guide provides useful information for both institutions who have a current established Indirect Cost Rate and those institutions who do not have an established rate.  The document also contains a link to other resources for...

View Resource Collaborators and Other Affiliations Information and Template

Effective April 24, 2017, NSF is requiring the use of this spreadsheet to report on Collaborators and Other Affiliations. The content requirements specified in the spreadsheet are consistent with Chapter II.C.1.e of the NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide. The spreadsheet has been developed to be fillable; however, the content and format requirements must not be altered by the...

View Resource Exhibit II-1: Proposal Preparation Checklist-- NSF Grant Preparation Guide (18-1, Effective January 29, 2018)

This three-page document is the NSF Proposal Preparation Checklist, Exhibit II-1. It describes the format for submission and the steps in preparation. There is a checklist for each section of the proposal, including the project summary, the project description, the budget, the biographical sketches, the references, and more. The purpose of the checklist is to highlight critical items so they will...

View Resource NSF ATE Program Funding Opportunities & Mentor-Connect Orientation Webinar 2017

This orientation webinar consists of two parts.  The first is an overview of the NSF ATE program and the opportunity for small grant funding.  The second part of the presentation explains the opportunities for help with grant funding through the Mentor-Connect program.