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
View Resource Prospective New Awardee Guide (Effective January 2018)

This 19-page document contains helpful information for preparing documents and understanding requirements for managing a federal award. The document contains an overview of NSF grantwriting and federal requirements, contact information, an explanation of NSF grantwriting standards and indirect costs, frequently asked questions, and checklists.

View Resource Webinar: Tips and Tricks Step by Step NSF ATE Proposal Forms 2019

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...

View Resource Evaluation Basics for Non-Evaluators

This six-part video series is based on a live webinar EvaluATE presented in partnership with Mentor-Connect in March 2018.* It provides a basic orientation to evaluation for individuals who are planning to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program. Each video addresses one of six questions about evaluation often asked by individuals who are new...

View Resource ATE TV Multicultural Video Series

The ATETV bilingual video series consists of 36 videos featuring Hispanic and Latino students who are currently enrolled in Advanced Technological Education programs. This series was developed and produced so that students and their families understand the value of pursuing a STEM education. The viewer will discover how to investigate the paths to 2 or 4 year colleges and universities that...

View Resource Grant Proposal: Bridgerland Technical College

This resource is provided as a sample for potential National Science Foundation, Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) grantees. The proposal, submitted by Bridgerland Technical College, is representative of a "New to ATE, small grant" submission. The National Science Foundation proposals are reviewed through a peer review process, so the sample is not representative of all...