Those selected as Mentor Fellows have experience working within the NSF ATE community of programs and projects. Applicants should have experience writing or significantly contributing to a minimum of 2 successful ATE proposals and at least 3-5 years of involvement with an ATE center and/or project(s). Internships last approximately one year. Travel expenses and a stipend are paid to those who participate.
All applicants should be currently, or have very recently been, involved with the NSF Advanced Technological Education community. Endorsers can be from the same institution as the nominee. Members of the Mentor-Connect project team and/or selection team are not eligible to serve as endorsers.
The application should be accompanied by letters from those very familiar with the applicant’s work. Letters and applicant statements should specifically outline characteristics that make the applicant a good fit for this work, the applicant's interest in becoming a Mentor-Connect mentor, and the applicant's accomplishments with an emphasis on ATE Program involvement and grant experience.
How to Apply: Mentor-Fellows
1). Mentor Fellows Application Components
• Completed Mentor Fellows Application Form • Applicant's resume • Letter from the applicant explaining his/her interest in becoming a Mentor-Connect mentor and willingness to dedicate time to this work • Recommendations/reference letters from at least two ATE PIs or Co-PIs familiar with the applicant and his or her work
2). Application Package Submission and Summary
Deadline: To apply to be a Mentor Fellow email application package to Mentor-Connect@fdtc.edu by 11:59 p.m. EST, September 27, 2019. Instructions below. Applications Part 1 should be submitted electronically and supporting documents Part 2 (applicant's resume and recommendations/reference letters from at least two ATE PIs or Co-PIs familiar with the applicant and his or her work) must be emailed to Mentor-Connect@fdtc.edu.
Compensation: Fellows receive a stipend of $1,750 plus travel support to attend two Mentor- Connect workshops.
Commitment: Mentor Shadowing, Winter Workshop, Summer Workshop, bi-monthly Mentor Interviews, technical assistance webinars, and study of Mentor-Connect resources, the NSF ATE proposal solicitation, and components of the PAPPG.
Internship Duration: 9-12 months
Contact: Emery DeWitt, Program Manager, Mentor-ConnectSouth Carolina Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence Florence-Darlington Technical CollegeP.O. Box 100548 Florence, SC 29502 SCATE@fdtc.edu 843-676-8541