2019 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 statement of interest. Teams of two are encouraged. Statements of interest will be reviewed and accepted on a first come first accepted basis. Workshop activities will include informational presentations; planning and writing sessions with help from mentors who have had extensive experience with ATE and NSF; and time to network with colleagues from similar institutions around the country. Each college will be assigned an experienced mentor to aid them until they submit and negotiate a grant.

When: Arrive in time for 6pm welcome dinner Sunday July 14th, departing at noon Wednesday for July 17th, 2019. Detailed travel arrangements will be provided after registration.

Location: College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA.

Eligibility: Full-time STEM/CTE discipline faculty from two-year colleges. (Faculty from other disciplines eligible as part of a team). Two faculty per college are eligible and teams of two are encouraged. A grant writer may attend as a third member of the team (but they will need to pay for their own lodging and meals), also no stipend will be provided. Accommodations for a third member are limited so please apply early.

Costs: Travel (up to $500) and costs of lodging and meals will be covered (up to 2 per institution).

Stipends and Support: Each participant will be eligible for a $250 stipend (in addition to travel costs) at the completion of the workshop. An additional $250 stipend will be available upon submission of an ATE proposal in the October 2019 or 2020 competition.

Ongoing Support: The mentor who works with you at the workshop will continue throughout the year to support your efforts to write a complete proposal. This will include creating 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

To register for the workshop, or if you have any questions about activities or arrangements, please continue to the “Next Steps” link below. If you have any questions about the workshop or the registration process, please contact the Co-PI Dr. Eun-Woo Chang at nsfateworkshop@gmail.com or PI, Dr Katheen Alfano, kalfano37@gmail.com.

Next Steps

Statement of Interest

1 Page Preproposal Guidelines and Letter of Support

Participant Information Form

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