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.
The Connector – University of Missouri
Broader Impacts in Research – University of Oklahoma
SP@ISU (Strengthening the Professoriate at ISU) – Iowa State University
The Science Center – Brown University
Broader Impacts Resource Connector – Carnegie Mellon University
Broader Impacts Resource Center – Penn State University
The American Society for Microbiology offers guidelines on how to enhance NSF proposals by including tips on writing compelling statements, brainstorming creative implementation ideas, and more!
NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences changes core program solicitations
Effective beginning January 2018, the NSF BIO directorate is implementing a “no-deadline”, full proposal mechanism for receiving and reviewing proposals. This change is being made in an effort to encourage interdisciplinary research across divisional boundaries. There will no longer be calls for preliminary proposals or deadlines for submissions to any of the new solicitations.
NABI Summit 2018: Call for proposals now open!
The National Alliance for Broader Impacts has issued a call for abstracts for the 2018 summit in Providence, RI. Submission will be open until January 9, 2018. More information regarding submissions and the Summit can be found here.
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