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NSF Broader Impacts Resources

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ARIS Broader Impacts Toolkit

What does effective BI look like? Faculty, researchers, staff, and administrators agree there is a lack of uniformity in evaluating BI by NSF review panels. Advancing Research Impacts in Society (ARIS) designed their Broader Impacts Toolkit to help with developing a project that satisfies the Broader Impact requirement of National Science Foundation (NSF) proposals. The Toolkit includes Guiding Principles, a planning checklist, a BI Wizard to walk you through the steps of project development, and a project rubric to help you evaluate your project plan. 

Broader Impacts Video

As part of Stanford's Grant Writing Academy, OSO Assistant Director Maiken Bruhis presents a 9-minute video addressing NSF's Broader Impacts criterion and provides answers to many frequently asked questions. View it here.

NSF Perspectives on Broader Impacts

NSF released a new report in November 2014 with a rationale for its focus on Broader Impacts, a summary of the April 2014 Broader Impacts Infrastructure Summit, and some examples of effective BI activities and programs.