Resources at UMass

There are many available resources that researchers can draw upon in developing and incorporating broader impacts into research proposals and implementation plans.

The campus has a website Diversity Matters which provides a great source of links for resources on all matters related to diversity. Broadening participation of all groups is becoming an increasingly important factor in the broader impacts component of research proposals. The campus Diversity Matters site maintains a comprehensive Resources page with links to a full range of programs as well as a list of links for community engagement

Researchers who have specific needs or questions are encouraged to contact Broader Impacts Specialist Barbara Pearson at (413) 545-5023.

Below are a few links that may be of particular relevance to the development and demonstration of broader impacts in research. In the box at the right side-bar are links to sample language (that is, excerpts from successful NSF proposals including several CAREER proposals and guidelines for various NSF letters (from chairs and collaborators).

Diversity Related

STEM Diversity Institute 
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program 
Diversity Programs Office, College of Engineering

On Campus

Integrated Concentration in Science (iCons
Office of Undergraduate Research and Studies
Wide range of college, department, and center level programs 
UMass Worldwide (inactive fall2016)

Off Campus Connections

Commonwealth Alliance for Information Technology Education (CAITE)
UMass Extension Service (now part of the Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment)
Community Engagement and Service Learning (CESL)
Five Colleges, Inc. Community Impacts
Springfield Partnership/ UMass Center at Springfield