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 February 1st. 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 will receive stipend support.
Eligibility: Full-time STEM discipline faculty involved in technician education programs from two-year colleges. Two faculty per college are eligible and colleges may also send a grant writer as a third team member at their own expense. Teams of two or three are strongly encouraged.
Costs: Travel stipend – Local stipend for each of two faculty from colleges less than 50 miles away $350 (mileage and per diem). Faculty from colleges more than 50 miles: $1200 (flight, hotel, per diem, ground transportation) for each of two faculty. Meals will be provided during the workshop. Stipends will be issued to individuals, not colleges. Faculty should keep all receipts, as a 1099 will be issued. A group rate for hotel accommodations will be provided.
Stipends and Support: Each participant will be eligible for a $250 stipend (in addition to travel stipend) at the completion of the workshop. An additional stipend of $250 will be available upon submission of an ATE proposal in the October 2020 competition.
Ongoing Support: The mentor assigned to each college team will continue throughout the year to support each college’s efforts to write a complete proposal. This will include creating pre- and post-workshop milestones, webinars, suggesting resources, and providing feedback both for proposal writing and in the award process.