Posted January 15, 2020 by Tiffany Lee
On Feb. 4, leaders from the new Center for Advancing the Societal Impacts of Research, or ARIS, will visit the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to discuss the center’s work to advance the impact efforts of researchers and engagement practitioners.
“Beyond Broader Impacts” is 9-10 a.m. in the Regency Suite of the Nebraska Union, 1400 R St. Register for the event here.
All proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation are evaluated against two merit review criteria, one of which is the potential of the proposed project to achieve impacts beyond the expected research contributions.
Other sponsors like the U.S. Department of Agriculture are increasingly focused on how investigators will purposefully complement their funded research with education and outreach efforts.
To help extend the research community’s view beyond NSF’s broader impacts review criterion, ARIS will support the research community by:
- Building capacity and partnerships for research impacts.
- Advancing impact scholarship.
- Providing resources to help individuals and institutions demonstrate societal impacts of research.
Susan Renoe and Sara Vassmer will offer insights about the vision for ARIS as it transitions from the National Alliance for Broader Impacts, the current state of research impacts and their implications for sponsored research. The goal is for attendees to obtain a better understanding of how to respond to current and emerging impact review criteria.
For additional information, contact Nathan Meier, assistant vice chancellor for research, 472-3902.