Presentation on theme: "Leadership Development and Outreach for ATE Mentoring System, Phase I Opportunity for NSF ATE Grant Preparation Assistance (Updated September 2013)"— Presentation transcript:
Leadership Development and Outreach for ATE Mentoring System, Phase I Opportunity for NSF ATE Grant Preparation Assistance (Updated September 2013)
+Two-thirds of community colleges have never had NSF funding +NSF ATE no longer accepts preliminary proposals +Complexity of grantsmanship
+ Need for highly skilled technicians + ATE Communitys willingness to share + Wealth of ATE resources Experienced PIs willing to assist first-time applicants
To help you compete for NSF ATE $ to: +Strengthen technician education to meet STEM workforce needs +Develop STEM faculty leadership in technician education Mentor-Connect initially offers: Proposal development assistance for Small Grants for Institutions New to ATE Mentor-Connect will also offer: Guidance and resources for funded PIs.
Eligible Institutions and Faculty + Two-year technical or community colleges that have not received NSF ATE grant funding in the past 10 years + STEM faculty who prepare technicians for the American workforce Especially encouraged to participate: + Rural colleges + Faculty from populations underrepresented in STEM
+ Increase the number and diversity of successful first-time grant applicants to the NSF ATE program + Enable new applicants to benefit from mentoring by experienced ATE principal investigators + Strengthen leadership skills among faculty in advanced technological education
+ A three-day workshop in January 2014 (with $ support for travel) + An ATE-experienced mentor to work with each team during the workshop and for an additional ~36 hours of consulting assistance thereafter Teams of 2 STEM faculty members from 20 selected colleges will receive the following support to develop ATE proposals for the October 2014 submission :
And… Participating colleges may send a grant writer or other supporting administrator to the January 2014 workshop with a faculty team (by paying registration fee and travel expenses for the additional participant)
Mentors will: + Assist potential grantees during the three-day workshop + Provide additional ~36 hrs. customized mentoring/consulting + Provide feedback on grant proposal topics + Help proposal team refine ideas and strategies + Provide links to ATE resources + Work with potential grantees to ensure that proposals address NSF and ATE requirements
+ A wide range of online resources designed specifically to support proposal development and grant management + www.Mentor-Connect.org website coming soon! www.Mentor-Connect.org Mentor-Connect support includes…
+ email Mentor-Connect@fdtc.edu to receive an invitationMentor-Connect@fdtc.edu + First event for 2014: webinar Wednesday, September 10, 2013 + Orientation to the NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program + Orientation to the Mentor-Connect Opportunity + How to access application + Selection criteria and process
+ Follow us on Twitter! @Mentor_Connect https://twitter.com/Mentor_Connect https://twitter.com/Mentor_Connect + Like us on Facebook! ATEmentorconnect https://www.facebook.com/ATEmentorconnect https://www.facebook.com/ATEmentorconnect + Become a Mentor! email Mentor-Connect@fdtc.edu for information about opportunitiesMentor-Connect@fdtc.edu + For other resources, www.TeachingTechnicians.org Help for New ATE PIswww.TeachingTechnicians.org
Leadership Development and Outreach for ATE NSF DUE # 1204463 Elaine Craft, Principal InvestigatorCharlotte Forrest, Project Manager SC ATE Center of Excellence Florence-Darlington Technical College Florence, SC 29501-0548
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