Broader Impacts 101 and 102 Workshops
Monday, April 8 8:30am-4:35pm
2520-D University Capitol Centre
BI 101: 8:30am-11:45am; Working Lunch: 12pm-2:00pm; BI 102: 2pm-4:35pm
The National Science Foundation considers two criteria in their review of proposals: intellectual merit and broader impacts (BI). Broader impacts relate to how the proposed research will “benefit society or advance desired societal outcomes”, and is increasingly used as the differentiator between which excellent proposals to fund or not.
Steering Committee Members from the NSF-funded National Alliance for Broader Impacts (NABI) will conduct two interactive workshops on Monday, April 8. Participants may register for one or both of the workshops, which includes the working lunch session.
BI 101 topics include:
- BI Overview
- Critiquing a BI proposal
- Developing a BI activity
- BI Wizard and other resources
Working Lunch includes:
- Panel of NSF-funded faculty
- Lightning talks from campus partners
BI 102 topics include:
- Broadening participation
- Establishing your Impact Identity
Participants will leave the day with: a better of understanding of the BI review criteria; potential partners, resources, and tools for enhancing BI development; and specific BI strategies for their next proposal.
All UI faculty who are tenure-track or tenured faculty, clinical track faculty, research faculty, and instructional faculty, for whom research and scholarship are assigned as one of their primary job responsibilities and have at least a 50% university appointment during the academic year of the project are eligible to attend.
Please register to participate by Wednesday, April 3. NOTE: To participate in the working lunch activities, you must register for either the BI 101 or BI 102 sessions.
Jory Weintraub: Science Communication Program Director, Duke University
Megan Heitmann: Research Administrator, Iowa State University
Lunch Faculty Panelists
Scott Shaw: Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Maurine Neiman: Associate Professor, Biology
George Malanson: Coleman-Miller Professor, Emeritus; NSF Rotator (PCE Program Officer, 2014-16)
Lunch Campus Partners
Sponsored by OVPR Research Development Office
and CLAS Grants Support Office