For assistance in writing your National Science Foundation (NSF) Broader Impacts (BI) and other federal funding Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) statements, sign up for a BI plan consultation. During the consultation, you can expect guided instruction covering the Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) BI Toolkit. The Toolkit includes a planning checklist, BI Wizard, BI Project Rubric, and Guiding Principles. ARIS Toolkit resources are educational, interactive, and broadly scoped to meet NSF BI objectives. Consultation participants can expect periodic check-ins as they move through the components. After reviewing the plan elements and actively participating in the wizard steps, a researcher’s notes are summarized for use in creating a comprehensive BI plan. Once the BI plan is finalized, the Office of Research and Innovation will send a short survey requesting an evaluation of the ARIS Toolkit.
- Broader Impacts: What are they and how are they reviewed?
- NSF’s Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide:
- Chapter III, Section A, 2. Merit Review Criteria
- The National Science Foundation and the University of Missouri hosted the Broader Impacts (BI) Infrastructure Summit in April 2014. Copies of the presentations and the posters are available here.
- Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) Guiding Principles and Questions
- An Introduction to Broader Impacts 4 minute video
- ARIS Broader Impacts Toolkit
- Additional resources can be found using this template document.
There are a variety of partners on campus and in the community that support researchers as they build out and execute their broader impact and DEI initiatives. Use the search engine or select from the drop-down categories below to find a partner that aligns with your proposal. If you have a partnership opportunity you’d like to share or require further broader impacts support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.