Mentee Application Deadline April 15, 2024

What are you doing with your brilliant ideas for building or enhancing your IT or cybersecurity programs? 

Dead in your tracks because of lack of funding?  That’s where we at FORCCE-ATE can help!  Participating in our highly successful workshop will teach you how to package your idea(s) and ready them for submission to the National Science Foundation’s  Advanced Technology Education (ATE) program for funding – for only an investment of your time. 

“When my department received our first ATE grant, it transformed not only what we and our programs were able to accomplish, but it also had a massive effect on the college.”

Dr. Barbara Huffman de Belón

FORCCE-ATE is now recruiting for the Spring 2024 class cohort.  To be considered, here’s what you’ll need:

  • A team, made up of two faculty members and a Dean who will participate in a face-to-face summer workshop (June) at Prince George’s Community College in Largo, MD near Washington D.C.
  • A grants office representative is also welcome to participate with institutional support.
  • A letter of institutional commitment from either a Vice President or the President
  • One-page description of your team’s idea for an ATE grant proposal

What we provide:

  • Mentoring support while developing an ATE proposal (pre-award)
  • Travel and stipends for faculty and Dean participants
  • Post-award advice for newly awarded colleges

What you’ll learn:   

  • How to write a competitive grant proposal for the NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program
  • What grant elements are essential to receive ATE funding.
  • What are the potential grant stumbling blocks

Questions?  Contact Principal Investigator, Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Hawthorne at  or fill out the contact us form.

Launch your Cyber/IT program to new heights by taking advantage of this opportunity!

Application Deadline:  Monday, April 15, 2024. Preference given to those teams who apply early.