Cultivating Broader Impact Programs: Developing and Executing a Successful Program for Current and Future Grants

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) receives approximately 50,000 research proposals each year, of which approximately 11,000 are funded. The NSF employs the two National Science Board approved merit review criteria to determine which research has the greatest potential to promote the progress of science: Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts. While most researchers know what is meant by intellectual merit, experience shows that many have a less than clear understanding of the meaning of broader impacts. In this workshop, NSF supported investigators will give brief presentations to stimulate discussion of the challenges in developing and executing successful outreach and training programs. The workshop will conclude with a discussion of resources and funding opportunities available to facilitate and support outreach and training activities. All participants are welcome to attend.
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM-12:40 PM
Room: Esquire - Meeting House
Michael D. Gonzales , Diane Jofuku Okamuro and Ketia Shumaker
10:30 AM
Introductory Remarks - Perspectives on Broader Impacts
Diane Jofuku Okamuro, National Science Foundation

10:31 AM
Funding Opportunities
Diane Jofuku Okamuro, National Science Foundation

10:32 AM
Introductory Remarks - Perspectives on Broader Impacts (Diane Okamuro, NSF)

10:37 AM
Activity to flush out ideas and associated challenges for BI activities

11:07 AM
Panel Discussion: How to engage communities, create successful outcomes and overcome challenges

12:07 PM
Training Opportunities

12:12 PM
Community Resources (MCB Blog, Plantae, Keeping in touch beyond PAG)

12:22 PM
NSF Funding Opportunities

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