ATE Evaluator Funding

EvaluATE is pleased to announce that we are providing funding for eight ATE evaluators to attend and present their findings at the pre-conference session. This funding opportunity includes pre-conference registration, conference registration, and up to $1,000 in travel reimbursements. Attendance of the pre-conference session is required for funding.

All submissions are due by May 16, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. 

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EvaluATE Pre-conference Session

ATE Evaluators: Connect, Share, Learn


Tuesday, July 26 | 8:30-12:00 p.m.

ATE evaluators, come share your evaluation experiences, learn from each other, and connect with fellow ATE evaluators! Eight ATE evaluators will present their ATE evaluation experience to their peers and colleagues sharing their successes, discussing challenges, and gaining insight into others’ evaluation techniques. The session will also involve networking activities for ATE evaluators to get to know each other and identify common points of interest and collaboration opportunities.

Who can attend?

All ATE evaluators who are interested in learning more about evaluation from their peers, attendees will grow their network, gain insight into new practices, and group problem-solve difficult situations.

Preconference Registration

In order to allow for more attendees, EvaluATE will be covering the full cost of the pre-conference session including breakfast. We have limited spots for this session, so we do encourage you to register soon.

Preconference Registration


Session from EvaluATE

Help! How do I find an external evaluator?

Wednesday, July 27 | 10:15-11:00 a.m. External evaluation is required for all ATE proposals. But how do you find a qualified evaluator? EvaluATE will be covering some essential tips for finding and selecting an ATE external evaluator. Attendees will also have a unique opportunity to meet with ATE evaluators in small groups to practice talking to evaluators, distinguishing qualifications and fit for their projects. The EvaluATE team will be available to help address any questions throughout the session on evaluator procurement and will share resources for attendees to take home.

Making data useful for your ATE proposal: A how-to of the ATE Data Dashboard

Thursday, July 28 | 8:15-9:00 a.m. How can you strengthen your next NSF ATE proposal? What are some ideas for supplementing your current work? The only survey of its kind to capture ATE activities year after year, the annual survey of ATE grantees provides a unique pulse on the ATE communities’ diverse portfolio of work that can help you answer these questions. This presentation will demonstrate how to use EvaluATE’s interactive data dashboard in Tableau, and how to use findings from the annual ATE Survey to craft data-informed proposals and discover ideas that will help to elevate your work to the next level.

Integrating evaluation into your ATE proposal

Thursday, July 28 | 9:15-10:00 a.m. Are you interested in submitting a proposal to the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program? Then this is a presentation you don’t want to miss! We will cover the essential elements of an effective evaluation plan and demonstrate how to integrate them into an ATE proposal. Experienced ATE evaluators will also share their best tips on budgeting for an evaluation, locating a qualified evaluator, and working with an evaluator prior to receiving funding. Participants will receive evaluation resources to assist when writing a proposal and have a chance to network with evaluators accepting new clients.

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