*Co-Mentoring: for prospective NSF ATE grantees who are collaborating with an ATE Center*
Mentor-Connect invites two-year college faculty member(s) who are collaborating with a discipline-focused ATE Center such as MNT-EC (Micro Nano technologies), InnovATEBIO (Biotechnology), or NCAT (Autonomous Technologies), to apply for co-mentoring to help you prepare your first or next NSF ATE grant proposal. Co-mentoring allows a prospective grantee to benefit from the technical and discipline expertise within an ATE Center and also grant writing expertise from Mentor-Connect in order to develop a competitive grant proposal.
For colleges interested in this type of mentoring, please follow the steps below:
View the NSF ATE Program Funding Opportunities & Mentor-Connect Orientation Webinar. This webinar provides a detailed introduction to the NSF ATE program and to the Mentor-Connect NSF ATE grant preparation and technical assistance opportunity
In addition to the faculty members who will develop and lead the project, Mentor-Connect recommends you include a grant writer and one or more college administrators on your team. Mentor-Connect’s data show significantly higher rates of funding when grant writers and administrators participate in the mentoring process.
Download the PDF of the “Co-Mentoring” application. Using the PDF of the electronic application as a guide, complete your responses to the questions. Then transfer your responses to Part 1 of the Co-Mentoring Application. We recommend that you collaborate as a team in answering the questions. Answers may be electronically cut and pasted from another document into the online application.
Upload the completed affidavit signed by a college administrator supporting the development of the ATE Project proposal to the Part 2 submittal form.
Important: The online application cannot be saved and thus must be completed once started. All applicants must submit an affidavit signed by a college administrator supporting the development of the ATE Project proposal. This affidavit is Part 2 of the application.
Depending on an applicant’s proposal and funding history, additional documentation from previous proposals may be requested and required before mentoring to begin.
Part 1 and Part 2 must be submitted by any time after January 1 and not later than 90 days prior to date for proposal submission for your application to be considered complete.
Need help? Contact us and Mentor-Connect will help you in completing the online application.