Conceptualizing and Assessing the Broader Impacts of Your Research

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 12:30pm to Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 3:55pm
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Riverside Room

Along with the review of the intellectual merit of each proposal, the National Science Foundation (NSF) reviews the merit of its broader impacts—the impacts and benefits to society of your proposed research. Each proposal submitted to the NSF must include a section about its intended broader impacts. 

This workshop is designed to help you submit more competitive grant proposals by understanding the following:
  • NSF’s expectations for the broader impacts of your research
  • Major areas of broader impacts
  • How to conceptualize and design BI activities
  • How to identify community partners for your BI activities
  • How to evaluate the impacts of your research and BI activities
  • How to write a compelling BI section for your grant proposal
Presenters and BI consultants: 
Dr. Miles McNall is the director for Community-Engaged Research in the Office of University Outreach and Engagement at MSU and has 22 years of experience designing and conducting evaluations of a wide variety of programs internal and external to MSU. Contact: (517) 432-0475 | 
Dr. Robert Griffore is professor emeritus of Human Development and Family Studies and an evaluation consultant in the Office of University Outreach and Engagement at MSU. Dr. Griffore has substantial experience with large and small evaluations, with urban and ethnic dimensions of evaluation, and with uses of adaptive design. Contact: (517) 884-1407 | 
Sponsored by: University Outreach and Engagement; The Graduate School