Workshop Focus: Participants in this workshop will learn about the NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program and how to most effectively apply for grant funding. Faculty must propose a specific project to improve an ATE-eligible technical program in a one page proposal. One-page proposals will be reviewed from October to April 1st or until all spaces are full. Proposals will be either accepted or sent back for corrections and the website will remain open until the workshop and a waiting list are full. Workshop activities will include presentations; planning and writing sessions with mentors who have had extensive experience with ATE and NSF; and networking with colleagues from similar institutions around the country. Two faculty from each college can receive stipend support.
Eligibility: Full-time STEM discipline faculty involved in technician education programs from two-year colleges. Two faculty per college are eligible for stipends. Since this is an online format, colleges may also include a grant writer or additional team members that will make their team stronger. Teams of two or three are strongly encouraged.
Stipends and Support: Faculty participants (up tp two per team) will be eligible for a $500 stipend at the completion of the virtual workshop. An additional stipend of $250 will be available for the two faculty upon submission of an ATE proposal in the October 2023 competition.