This page contains a collection of useful Broader Impacts resources. If you know of other resources which are not listed here, please contact us and let us know.
NSF Overview of Broader Impacts – A guide from the NSF’s Office of Integrative Activities
Perspective on Broader Impacts – Proceedings from the 2014 Broader Impacts Summit held in Arlington, VA, this downloadable PDF document provides an overview of the history of the NSF’s Broader Impacts Criterion and their views at the time of the conference.
NSF Proposal and Award Policies and Procedure Guide (PAPPG) – The most recent version (effective Jan. 2016), as a downloadable/printable PDF.
Broader Impacts Guiding Principles – A collection of guiding principles, questions and answers designed to assist researchers preparing proposals, as well as NSF program directors and review panelists.
COSEE Broader Impacts Wizard – Resource from COSEE (Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence) which takes users through a five-step process to create a BI statement.
assessment.duke.edu – Tools and resources from the Duke Office of the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs
Duke Office of Assessment – Resources from the institutional research arm of the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
BetterEvaluation.org – Strategies and resources from an international collaboration to improve evaluation practice and theory by sharing and generating information about evaluation options (methods or processes) and approaches
Evaluation Flash Cards – An excellent primer on program evaluation strategies and concepts developed by Michael Quinn Patton, an independent evaluation consultant with 40 years of experience conducting evaluations, training evaluators, and writing about ways to make evaluation useful, and former president of the American Evaluation Association. Citation Reference: Patton, Michael Quinn (2014). Evaluation Flash Cards: Embedding Evaluative Thinking in Organizational Culture. St. Paul, MN: Otto Bremer Foundation, ottobremer.org.
Broader Impacts Network – University of Missouri
Broader Impacts in Research – University of Oklahoma
SP@ISU (Strengthening the Professoriate at ISU) – Iowa State University
Broader Impacts Resource Connector – Carnegie Mellon University
Broader Impacts Resource Center – Penn State University
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'COMPETES' Renewal Clears Senate Committee
The American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (S 3084) would authorize a four percent increase in fiscal 2018 for the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology. The Association of American Universities, which represents leading research institutions, says the bill "contains several provisions we support." For one thing, it "clarifies that a legitimate means to achieve broader impacts on NSF grant proposals is for researchers to focus on improving in-class instruction of undergraduate classes in the scientific disciplines that relate to their NSF-funded research."