“Broader Impacts should be viewed as an opportunity for us to apply the creativity that we exercise with intellectual merit to identifying and articulating how the results of our research have the potential to benefit society and to contribute to the achievement of a growing list of desired societal outcomes. Broader Impacts exhorts us to go beyond our traditional notions. . .to actively promoting the contributions of our scientific knowledge to policy, our economy, our culture, and pressing societal needs.”
– Robert Frodeman, et al.
Broader Impacts is one of two review criteria that all NSF proposals are evaluated against. The Broader Impacts criterion encompasses the potential to benefit society and contribute to the achievements of specific, desired societal outcomes.
Some Broader Impacts considerations include . . .
- Promote teaching, training, and/or learning
- Enhance infrastructure for research and education
- Broaden participation of underrepresented groups
- Broad dissemination and results
These efforts towards Broader Impacts must be clearly articulated and labeled in NSF CAREER proposals. Check here for Broader Impacts Review Criteria.
Contact Meghan Suter (Meghan.Suter@colostate.edu) for more information.
RAO facilitates partnerships with internal and external partners with insights into Broader Impact partnerships:
|Peter Nelson||Alliance Partnership; Past NSF CAREER recipient||Peter.Nelson@colostate.edu|
|Andrew Warnock||CNS Education & Outreach Center||Andrew.Warnock@colostate.edu|
|Adam Pearlman||Little Shop of Physicsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Julie Maertens||CSU STEM Centeremail@example.com|
|Bridgette Johnson||CSU MURALS; B/AACC||Bridgette.Johnson@colostate.edu|
|Aaron Benally||Diversity Programs in Engineering; COE Outreach||Aaron.Benally@colostate.edu|
|Anne Cleary||Former NSF PO||Anne.Cleary@colostate.edu|
|Brian Jones||Little Shop of Physicsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ernie Chavez||CSU STEM Center||Ernest.Chavez@colostate.edu|
|Gilbert John||Former NSF PO||Gilbert.John@colostate.edu|
|Kate Huyvaert & Kim Kita||Todos Santos/Study Abroad||Kate.Huyvaert@colostate.edu; Kim.Kita@colostate.edu|
|Oscar Felix||Associate VP for Diversity||Oscar.Felix@colostate.edu|
|Tammi Vacha-Haase||Graduate Center for Diversity & Access||Tammi.Vacha-Haase@colostate.edu|
|Becki Atadero||Exploring Inclusive Engineering Identities through Curriculum Change||Rebecca.Atadero@colostate.edu|
|Troy Holland||Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers||Troy.Holland@colostate.edu|
|Melissa Burt||ESMEI REU||Melissa.Burt@colostate.edu|
|Jamie Neilson||Chemistry REU||Jamie.Neilson@colostate.edu|
|Melissa Burt||Teen Science Cafe||Melissa.Burt@colostate.edu|