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Workshop: 'Strengthening Your NSF Proposal With Effective Broader Impacts'

Event Details

March 28, 2018
3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Life Science Laboratories

Room: S330-340

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Mary K Green

Register by March 23.

Unable to attend? Register to receive workshop materials

Register Online or contact Michelle Wonsey at or 577-3726.

A strong statement of the broader impacts (BI) of your research in an NSF proposal can elevate your proposal above the competition, as well as help you communicate the importance of your science to any audience. Well-executed BI activities can also help you realize greater influence with your research. This workshop will help faculty develop ideas for BI projects and identify partners.

Faculty panelists will present their experiences with developing, carrying out, and evaluating projects that address BI goals. In addition, faculty who have served as NSF reviewers or program officers will offer insights into how BI projects are considered during proposal review. Confirmed panelists include:

Caitlyn Butler, assistant professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Jenny Ross, associate professor, Physics

Laurel Smith-Doerr, professor, Sociology

Elsbeth Walker, professor, Biology

Representatives from campus and community partner organizations will introduce their programs and the ways they can partner with faculty for effective broader impacts. Confirmed panelists include:

Steve Acquah, coordinator, UMass Digital Media Lab

Brenda Evans, community liaison, UMass Center at Springfield

Christine Hatch, faculty xoordinator, Eureka!

Ezra Markowitz, steering committee member, Public Engagement Project