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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: Monday, June 15th, through Wednesday, June 17th, 2020.

Location: Online format via 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 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: Each participant will be eligible for a $500 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:

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


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant# 1931264.
Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation.