Do you have promising ideas for improving technician education but are not sure how to get them funded?
Apply by 11:59 p.m. EST, October 11, 2019 to be considered for this opportunity!
What is the New-to-ATE STEM Faculty Mentorship?
Up to 24, two-year college teams will be selected to join the 2020 technical assistance and mentoring support cohort!
STEM faculty teams receive mentoring, instruction, and resources to assist them in preparing a competitive proposal for submission to the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE)Program in October 2020. Faculty also engage in project management and leadership development. The goal of Mentor-Connect, supported by the NSF, is to develop or strengthen technician education programs in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
College teams selected for Mentor-Connect are expected to attend two, in-person workshops: The first in New Orleans, LA (February 5-7, 2020) and the second in Portland, OR (July 27-30, 2020). Travel support for project participants is provided. Does your Institution Qualify? WHO: Teams of 2 STEM faculty from each applicant college who have promising ideas for improving technician education but are not sure how to get them funded. WHAT: Two-year colleges can apply in concert with their faculty to participate in Mentor-Connect’s Mentorship program that provides grant proposal development and submission assistance.
Participation in Mentor-Connect's Mentorship program increases your chances of being awarded a grant up to $300,000, designated as a "Small Grant for Institutions new to ATE." WHEN: Applications are available July 1 and will be accepted through October 11, 2019. Applicants will be notified of selection on or before November 8, 2019. WHERE: Applications are available online at: http://www.mentor-connect.org/get-a-mentor.aspx. WHY: Mentor-Connect mentoring and technical assistance will increase the likelihood that your college will develop and submit a competitive proposal for a potential grant award of up to $300,000 in the"Small Grant for Institutions new to ATE" funding track offered by the NSF ATE Program. HOW: Applications (part 1) should be submitted electronically and a required affidavit (part 2) must be submitted via email to Mentor-Connect@fdtc.edu.
Before you apply, please thoroughly read the instructions. For more information, call 843-676-8541.