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.

New Resources
Moving-Up Proposals to ATE Check List

This two-page checklist produced by Mentor-Connect guides Moving-Up candidates through the application process.  Part 1 covers the content of the components of the proposal.  Part 2 focuses on the details, such as font size, margins, spelling and grammar, and section length.  

Coffee Break Webinar: Proposal Components – First Steps

This quick 5 minute Coffee Break gives an overview of all the steps to begin your proposal development for NSF ATE program submission. Included are the forms that must be filled out, parts that are automatically generated, and some do's and don't's of grant submission.

4 Steps of Evaluation

This bundle of evaluation documents contains handouts, checklists, and one-page reports covering the evaluation process from beginning to end.  The documents include overviews of the evaluation process, PowerPoint design tips, rules for good data presentation, sample charts and graphs, a how-to guide for creating one-page reports (done in one page, of course), an evaluation data matrix template, a...

Post-Proposal Submission: What to Expect When You Are Expecting...

This fifty-two minute PowerPoint presentation explains what is going on behind the scenes at the NSF after your grant has been submitted.  The review process can take up to many months. The presentation will give an overview of the process and then delve into the different aspects involved in grant review, such as the makeup of the panels that review the proposals and the possible paths the...
New award press release template

This three-page sample document created by Mentor-Connect for new grantees serves as an example  of how to prepare news releases about their award for different media.  The first part of the document is a "plug and play" guide with the different parts, such as "name of college" and "amount of award" labeled.  The second part of the document is a completed press release form.