New-to-ATE Application

Prepare to Apply

Prior to completing this application, college team applicants should:

  • 1. Read

  • 2. View

    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. Registration for the live webinar will be made available in August 2020, and the webinar will air in September 2020.

  • 3. Review

    Review faculty travel requirements and support information (documented in NSF ATE Program Funding Opportunities & Mentor-Connect Orientation Webinar).

  • 4. Complete Assessment

    Complete the NSF ATE Readiness Self-Assessment: The "readiness self-assessment" is designed to gauge your knowledge of the solicitation associated with preparing an NSF ATE proposal.

  • 5. Assemble Your Team

    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.

  • 6. Download The Application

    The online application must be completed in a single session. For your convenience, we have provided a PDF of the application questions that you may download and complete offline. We recommend you answer the questions as a team in a text editor program such as MS Word, then transfer your responses to the online form for submission.

Reminder: The online application cannot be saved and thus must be completed once started. Only one New-to-ATE application per college is allowable. Applicants are also required to submit an affidavit in PDF format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..