Broader Impacts

Creating effective Broader Impact proposals

Research Impact, in collaboration with the Office of Vice President for Research, and the members of the Engaged Scholarship & Broader Impacts Joint Committee, helps Brown faculty and researchers respond effectively to the Broader Impacts criterion and other outreach requirements of governmental funding agencies.

All National Science Foundation proposals must follow these merit review recommendations:

1.  Three guiding review principles

2.  Two review criteria

3.  Five review elements

As a principal investigator develops a proposal, it is important to think broadly about how the project will address these merit review recommendations. The intellectual merits of most proposals are robust and detailed. A thoughtfully conceived and innovative broader impact can substantially improve the chances of the proposal being funded.

We help faculty and researchers describe the impact of their proposed activities and help develop evaluation plans to measure these impacts.  A compelling evaluation plan provides proposal reviewers and program officers with strong justification to highly rate, and strongly consider, the proposal for funding.

We provide Broader Impact consultation services in the following areas/programs:

For more information about our Broader Impacts services for faculty and researchers, contact Dean Oludurotimi Adetunji, Director of Research Impact.

Resources for Broader Impacts at Brown

In addition to reaching out to any member of the Engaged Scholarship & Broader Impacts Joint Committee (ESBI), please feel free to consult the following resources: