Tutorial BI2: Designing an Effective Broader Impact Component in Your Research Proposals

Sunday, November 27, 2016
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Hynes, Level 2, Room 202


Joseph Akkara, National Science Foundation
Erick Jones, National Science Foundation

Part I  

What are the Broader Impacts of the Proposed Activity?    
Joseph Akkara

Part I addresses the following questions:

  • How well does the activity advance discovery and understanding while promoting teaching, training, and learning?
  • How well does the proposed activity broaden the participation of underrepresented groups (e.g., gender, ethnicity, disability, geographic, etc.)?
  • To what extent will it enhance the infrastructure for research and education, such as facilities, instrumentation, networks, and partnerships?
  • Will the results be disseminated broadly to enhance scientific and technological understanding? What are the potential benefits of the proposed activity to society?


Part II  

Developing Successful Grant Proposals in STEM Education     
Erick Jones

Part II focuses on writing successful educational proposals for new trends in STEM education, from initial idea to submission-ready proposal.  The segment will explore some of the challenges that proposal developers encounter, such as communicating broad ideas concisely, incorporation of ethical concepts and cultural awareness