The Office of Community Engagement & Outreach has gathered articles and other resources for developing successful broader impact components for NSF grant proposals. View the Merit Review Broader Impacts Criterion (updated Jan. ’13) for detailed information on the NSF’s revised definition of broader impacts, as well as the List of the Five Review Elements (slide 13) (updated Jan. ’13) that now comprise the criteria for both intellectual Merit & Broader Impact review for all NSF proposals submitted on or after January 14, 2013.
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Examples & Resources
- STEM K-12 Education Outreach Opportunities – Campus & community partnering opportunities; STEM program funding
- Sample Broader Impact & Intellectual Merit Statements – Graciously shared by successful UT investigators
- Merit Review Broader Impacts Criterion: Representative Activities (Colorado State University)
- Ideas for NSF Broader Impacts Statement (Texas State University)
- Broader Impacts: General Info to Keep in Mind (University of Texas, Dallas)
- Integrating Research & Education – Broader Impacts resources, tips on partnering, & more (Carleton College)
More Successful Broader Impacts = More Collaborative (Engaged) Research
- Frequently Asked Questions about Community-Engaged Research – What it is, why we ought to do it, the barriers & the benefits (The Ohio State University)
- Engaged Research – PowerPoint slides from Hiram Fitzgerald, Michigan State University