2024 Deadline

August 30, 2024
11:59 p.m. ET

Review Criteria

Awards for outstanding evaluations of ATE projects and centers will be based on the evaluation’s (1) utility, (2) accuracy, and (3) overall quality, three standards reflected in the Program Evaluation Standards put forth by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation.



  • Evaluations of all project types funded by the NSF ATE program are eligible to apply for the Outstanding ATE Evaluation Award, including small, new-to-ATE projects; ATE centers; and other project types.
  • Evaluations must reflect at least two full years of the project’s operations.
  • The evaluated project must not be more than two years past its grant expiration date.
  • Previous winners of the Outstanding ATE Evaluation Award are not eligible for nomination until four years after receiving the award.

* All ATE projects are eligible for this award, including those with personnel or evaluators currently or previously affiliated with EvaluATE. Award winners will be selected by judges external to EvaluATE.


Nominated evaluations will be reviewed by a panel of judges external to EvaluATE with expertise in evaluation.

Nominations Process

The nominations require (1) a short statement of why the nominated evaluation should be recognized as an outstanding example of ATE evaluation, (2) an electronic copy of an evaluation report, and (3) up to three 500-word testimonials from project staff or others about the evaluation’s value and utility. Nominations can be submitted by project staff, evaluation team members, program officers, or other with knowledge of the evaluation. Self-nominations are encouraged.

For more details about the nomination, see the PDF of the nomination form or go directly to the online nomination form.

All nominations must be submitted through the online form.

Preview 2024 Application

Download 2024 Testimonial Template

Awards will be announced in October 2024.

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