The mission of the BIRC is to support the Duke University research community in its individual and collective efforts to develop, implement, assess and disseminate broader impacts activities and initiatives.
We will work with you on all phases of your Broader Impacts activities:
Throughout the year, we run or contribute to workshops which provide researchers with an overview of Broader Impacts policy and best practices, as well as grant-writing strategies to ensure that your Broader Impacts ideas are communicated clearly and persuasively. Check out “Broader Impacts News & Events” on the right side of this screen.
Often, the most effective Broader Impacts activities are ones in which you partner with established programs/projects/organizations to leverage existing strengths and expertise. On our “Broader Impacts Resources” page, we will be maintaining a section listing local (Duke, Durham, RTP) individuals or groups that are engaged in Broader Impacts/outreach activities and might serve as valuable partners for your proposed project.
If you are working on a proposal for funding, or would just like to have a conversation about your ideas for Broader Impacts/outreach activities, the BIRC is happy to work with you. Simply follow these steps:
Please note that the ideal time to start working with the BIRC is at least two months prior to the submission deadline for your proposal. This gives us sufficient time to get to know you and your project, meet with you to discuss your Broader Impacts ideas and give you feedback on your drafts and revisions.
Each client working with the BIRC will be asked to do the following:
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.
Jory Weintraub, PhD
North Building 236
Durham, NC 27708