Are you looking for information about the Broader Impacts merit review criterion? Not sure what qualifies as a Broader Impacts activity? Check out these resources and then take a quiz to test your Broader Impacts smarts!
Here’s where to find information about Broader Impacts:
The NSF Office of Integrative Activities Broader Impacts web page: http://go.usa.gov/3MdBV
Scroll down on the OIA page and you’ll see a list of related web pages.
The Broader Impacts Perspectives brochure can be downloaded as a .pdf. The brochure includes highlights from the Broader Impacts Infrastructure Summit and examples of broader impacts activities.
If you are planning to submit a proposal to NSF, be sure to follow the instructions in the Grant Proposal Guide (“GPG”). The current (as of 10/2/2015) GPG is NSF 15-001 (aka 15-1) dated December 26, 2014: http://go.usa.gov/3Mdqm.
The GPG includes important information about the Broader Impacts and Intellectual Merit merit review criteria in a few different places: the Project Summary section (IIC2b), the Project Description section (IIC2di), and the Merit Review Principles and Criteria section (IIIA).
Review the resources above and come back and take our Broader Impacts quiz!
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Remember to share your stories about Broader Impacts activities with your Program Officer and via email to broaderimpacts[at]nsf.gov.
Source: Broader Impacts