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Slides: HI-TEC 2015 | Evaluation: Don’t Submit Your ATE Proposal Without It

Posted on November 30, 2015 by , in

A strong evaluation plan that is well integrated into your grant proposal will strengthen your submission and maybe even give you a competitive edge. In this session we’ll provide insights on ways to enhance your proposal and avoid common pitfalls with regard to evaluation. We’ll walk through EvaluATE’s Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals, which provides detailed guidance on how to address evaluation throughout a proposal—from the project summary to the budget justification.

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Category: Proposal Development
Author(s): Corey Smith, Emma Perk

Checklist: Evaluation Planning for NSF-ATE Proposals

Posted on September 24, 2014 by  in

Updated in August 2015

This checklist is intended to be of assistance to prospective ATE principal investigators in developing evaluation plans for proposals to the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. It is organized around the components of an NSF proposal (see the NSF Grant Proposal Guide) with an emphasis on the evaluation aspects. This document is not intended to serve as a comprehensive checklist for preparing an ATE proposal, but to provide guidelines for those elements that involve evaluation. All proposers should carefully read the ATE Program Solicitation. For additional guidance related to developing ATE proposal evaluation plans, see 10 Helpful Hints and 10 Fatal Flaws: Writing Better Evaluation Sections in Your Proposals.

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Category: Proposal Development
Author(s): Lori Wingate

Webinar: Your ATE Proposal: Got Evaluation? (8/26/14)

Posted on August 26, 2014 by , , , , in

Presenter(s): Asa Bradley, Gerhard Salinger, Krystin Martens, Lori Wingate, Terryll Bailey
Date(s): August 26, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
Recording: http://youtu.be/kpn1XtvVQ_A

A strong evaluation plan that is well integrated into your grant proposal will strengthen your submission and maybe even give you a competitive edge. In this webinar, long-time members of the ATE community will provide insights on ways to enhance your proposal and avoid common pitfalls with regard to evaluation. We’ll walk through EvaluATE’s Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals, which provides detailed guidance on how to address evaluation throughout a proposal—from the project summary to the budget justification. We’ll share examples of how to incorporate results from previous evaluations in the Results of Prior NSF Support section, present a coherent evaluation plan linked to project activities and goals, and budget for an external evaluation (among other things). We’ll have plenty of time for questions and discussion with our knowledgeable and experienced panel.

Resources:
Slide PDF
Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals
Tools to Prepare a Data Management Plan for NSF
ATE Central Video

Webinar: Your ATE Proposal: Got Evaluation? (8/20/14)

Posted on August 20, 2014 by , , , , in

Presenter(s): Asa Bradley, Gerhard Salinger, Krystin Martens, Lori Wingate, Terryll Bailey
Date(s): August 20, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Recording: http://youtu.be/aGU9fgIOfYk

A strong evaluation plan that is well integrated into your grant proposal will strengthen your submission and maybe even give you a competitive edge. In this webinar, long-time members of the ATE community will provide insights on ways to enhance your proposal and avoid common pitfalls with regard to evaluation. We’ll walk through EvaluATE’s Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals, which provides detailed guidance on how to address evaluation throughout a proposal—from the project summary to the budget justification. We’ll share examples of how to incorporate results from previous evaluations in the Results of Prior NSF Support section, present a coherent evaluation plan linked to project activities and goals, and budget for an external evaluation (among other things). We’ll have plenty of time for questions and discussion with our knowledgeable and experienced panel.

Resources:
Slide PDF
Evaluation Planning Checklist for ATE Proposals
Tools to Prepare a Data Management Plan for NSF
ATE Central Video

Webinar: Evaluation: A Key Ingredient for a Successful ATE Proposal

Posted on August 21, 2013 by , , , in

Presenter(s): Connie Della-Piana, Krystin Martens, Lori Wingate, Rachael Bower
Date(s): August 21, 2013
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Recording: http://youtu.be/CK-nM-CEr6I

Evaluation is more than a requirement for ATE proposals, it’s an essential ingredient for increasing the coherence and competitiveness of your submission. Developing your proposal with an evaluative perspective can help you avoid common proposal pitfalls, such as writing goals that are either too lofty or too simplistic or failing to demonstrate a logical relationship between your activities and your intended outcomes. In this webinar, we’ll share our recipe for a strong ATE proposal that includes all the necessary and important evaluative ingredients. Veteran ATE and NSF personnel will provide additional insights on how to enhance your proposal.

Resources:
Slide PDF
Evaluation Planning Checklist for NSF-ATE Proposals