Apply to Mentor-Connect if you…
- Work for a community college that has not benefited from National Science Foundation grant funding in the past 7 years.
- Recognize that your college needs to develop or strengthen STEM technician education programs to meet industry needs.
- Want assistance in preparing a competitive grant proposal for the National Science Foundations’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program.
Applications for the 2018 Mentoring Cohort Now Available
July 01, October 12, 201812:00-05:00 PM
ATTENTION: Applications are now available to "Get a Mentor" for the October, 2018 - October, 2019 Mentoring Cohort. Please read all instructions via "Get a Mentor" before you begin to apply. Applications can be submitted electronically beginning July 1, 2018 until October 12, 2018. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 843-676-8541.
Request for Applications: Mentor Fellows
July 03, September 28, 201812:00-05:00 PM
Online (Part 1), Email (Part 2)
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In the Spotlight
Upcoming...NSF ATE Program Funding Opportunities & Mentor-Connect Orientation Webinar
Thursday, September 13, 2018 01:00-02:30 PM
This free webinar is produced by Mentor-Connect and hosted by Luka Partners and ATE Central. By participating in this free webinar participants will: learn more about NSF ATE Program benefits; learn what Mentor-Connect can offer; and learn how to apply and receive assistance via the 2018-19 Mentor-Connect Mentorship.
Congratulations to the following NSF ATE Award Grantees:
Bridegerland Applied Technology
This college team (DUE# 1801154) will implement the “Scaling Up Utah's Automated Manufacturing Technician Pipeline" project. Pictured from left to right are: Mason Lefler, Principal Investigator; Scott Danielson, Co-Principal Investigator; and Matt Fuller, Co-Principal Investigator.
This college team (DUE# 1764427) will implement the “Integrating Construction Engineering and Geospatial Technician" project. Pictured from left to right are: Marilyn Lynch, Administrator; Jeffery Scott Sires, Principal Investigator; and Kathryn Wetzel, Co-Principal Investigator.
Chemeketa Community College
This college team (DUE# 1801181) will implement the “Creating Career Pathways for Manufacturing Systems Technicians" project. Pictured from left to right are: Charles Sekafetz, Principal Investigator; Peggy Greene, Grants Coordinator; and Steve Greco Co-Principal Investigator.
McLennan Community College (TX)
This college team (DUE# 1801147) will implement the “Enhancing Network and Cybersecurity Technician Careers in Collaboration with Industry" project. Pictured from left to right are: Cynthia Wagner, Principal Investigator; Fred Hills, Dean of Arts, Sciences and Business; and Cathy Prause Co-Principal Investigator.
Help with Securing Your First, or Next, ATE Grant: The NSF ATE Program, Mentor-Connect, and Moving-On-Up!
As of June 15, 2017, NSF has a new Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program solicitation. Solicitation applies to all proposal submissions for 2017 - 2019.
Webinar: Preparing Forms for your NSF ATE Proposal is now available!
In this webinar,The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE), Mentor-Connect project personnel (DUE# 1204463 and DUE# 1501183) produced a no-cost webinar that highlighted specifics for correctly completing forms that are required in a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant proposal. Forms can make up 2/3 of a final proposal submission and impact the quality and accuracy of a proposal.
Webinar: Evaluation Basics for Non evaluators is now available!
In this webinar,The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE), Mentor-Connect project personnel (DUE# 1204463 and DUE# 1501183) & EvaluATE provided information about the basics of small-scale evaluation, using a typical ATE small project as the case example.
Associated Files Link: http://bit.ly/2JgFmaV
(PopwerPoint Slides, Handout, and Q&A)
Webinar: Preparing a Budget and Budget Justification for your NSF ATE Proposal is now available!
In this webinar,The National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE), Mentor-Connect project personnel (DUE# 1204463 and DUE# 1501183) provided a detailed cost-free technical assistance webinar highlighting all aspects of the budget and budget justification for those building competitive grant proposals for ATE.
PowerPoint Slides: http://bit.ly/2FqxAJe
Tutorial Link: http://bit.ly/2Hbtzdm
(A condensed shorter version of this webinar and materials)