On January 21, 2021, the Center for Social and Behavioral Science hosted the CSBS Broader Impacts Workshop.
Every year, NSF’s Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) Directorate receives many more proposals than it can fund. Guided by the two criteria of intellectual merit and broader impacts, NSF supports proposals of the highest quality (intellectual merit), as well as those that provide the greatest value to the nation (broader impacts). Although researchers are proficient in addressing and formulating their proposals’ intellectual merit, questions often emerge around how to best articulate the broader impacts for their research. In addition, compelling broader impacts activities are becoming increasingly decisive factors at NSF’s review panels.
View the recordings and workshop resources to explore how to make your broader impacts an integral part of your funding proposals and research agenda and gain insights from Illinois faculty based on their experiences designing and implementing broader impacts activities.
Dr. Wanda Ward, Executive Associate Chancellor for Public Engagement
Dr. Antoinette WinklerPrins, NSF Acting Deputy Assistant Director of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Panel Discussion: “Experiences & Opportunities for Designing and Implementing Broader Impacts”
- Dr. Jennifer Robbennolt, Associate Dean for Research, School of Law
- Dr. Lynford Goddard, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Grainger College of Engineering
- Dr. Jessica Brinkworth, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
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