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 and/or sign up for our e-newsletter to learn about upcoming workshops.
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:
Department of Defense Funding and Grant Writing Workshop
Mark your calendars! The Office of the Vice Provost for Research will be hosting a funding and grant writing workshop for all faculty and staff in Duke University and the School of Medicine. The workshop, focusing on the world of DoD funding, will be held on Monday, June 26 from 8 AM-12 PM at the Duke South Amphitheatre. Register here! Please email Maggie Crumbo for more information, email@example.com.
Investment in basic scientific research can support economic growth
Many companies, including small businesses, can benefit from basic science research. The Science Coalition recently released a report highlighting how federally funded basic scientific research can stimulate economic growth.
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