Workshop: 'Strengthening Your NSF Proposal With Effective Broader Impacts'
March 28, 2018
3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Life Science Laboratories
UMass Amherst Campus
Register by March 23.
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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