2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) Sponsored Grant Writing Workshop for Two-Year College Faculty

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 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.

When: Arrive for a 6PM welcome dinner Sunday, June 14th, 2020, departing noon on Wednesday, June 17th . Detailed travel arrangements will be provided after acceptance.

Location: College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA (Los Angeles County).

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.

To find out more about the ATE Program find the solicitation at: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18571/nsf18571.pdf

If you have any questions about activities or arrangements, please contact Dr. Kathleen Alfano at kalfano37@gmail.com


Next Steps

Statement of Interest

1 Page Preproposal Guidelines and Letter of Support

Participant Information Form


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant# 1931264.
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