Second-Chance Mentoring Application

Part 1

Apply for Second-Chance Mentoring: (Deadline: April 1)

Mentor-Connect invites colleges interested in reworking and resubmitting New-to-ATE proposals that were initially declined when submitted to the National Science Foundation (NSF) to apply for Second-Chance Mentoring.

For colleges that are interested in this type of mentoring, please follow the steps below:

  • 1. Download

    Download the PDF of the "Second-Chance Mentoring” application. Using the PDF of the electronic application as a guide, complete your responses to the questions.

  • 2. Transfer

    Transfer your responses to Part 1, "Second-Chance Mentoring," electronic application.
    *Note: The electronic application cannot be saved and must be completed once started.

  • 3. Upload

    Upload all the required supporting documents using the Part 2 submittal form below. If you have trouble uploading your documents due to total file size, you may either email supporting documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or submit each of your documents separately by using the submittal form below.

    Example: Submit only your reviews or each of your reviews separately. Then submit the completed form again with your declined proposal.

Important: All applicants must submit a complete copy of their declined proposal, an NSF Program Officer review, and all peer reviews.

Part 1 and Part 2 must be submitted by April 1, 2020, with one exception for your application to be considered complete. An extension until May 1 will apply for colleges whose proposals were declined in April.

Part 2

After completing Part 1 of your application, please upload all the required material below. If you have trouble uploading your documents due to total file size, you may either email supporting documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or submit each of your documents separately by using the submittal form below. For example, submit only your reviews. Then submit the completed form again with your declined proposal.

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