Broader Impacts Training is March 25

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Posted February 26, 2021 by Ashley Washburn

The Office of Research and Economic Development is offering a two-part virtual workshop March 25 to aid faculty in designing effective broader impacts plans. Plans for achieving broader societal impacts are an essential component of many proposals requesting external funding.

Delivered by Jocelyn Bosley, ORED’s research impact coordinator, the workshop will take place via Zoom. The first session, Broader Impacts 101, is 2-3 p.m., and the second session, Developing Your Broader Impacts Identity, is 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Register by March 24 to attend one or both of the training sessions.

Broader impacts encompass a research project’s potential to benefit society and contribute to desired societal outcomes. All proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation must address broader impacts, and other funders such as the U.S. Department of Agriculture are starting to implement similar requirements.

Objectives of the event are to help faculty understand NSF’s broader impacts requirements, gain insight into how these plans are evaluated by reviewers and learn how the concept of a broader impacts identity enables them to leverage their strengths and values to maximize the impact of their research. Participants also will learn about successful broader impacts approaches used by others. For more information, contact Jocelyn Bosley.

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