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 Evaluation Checklists

The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University, through their checklist project, seeks to advance excellence in evaluation by providing high-quality checklists to guide practice. This resource divides evaluation into task areas such as managing evaluation, collecting and analyzing data, and interpreting evidence.  Each task area contains multiple downloadable pdf files.

View Resource Communication Plan Checklist for ATE Principal Investigators and Evaluators

This checklist highlights the decisions that need to made when developing a clear communication plan between project personnel and evaluators.

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...